The sacraments are of fundamental importance to the life of the Church. Each time that they are celebrated, the Church, the Christian Community, is revitalized. Therefore the Christian community is the true and proper place where Christian initiation is to be carried out.
Because sacraments are a process and not a product, we have fashioned our preparation events accordingly. If you are considering celebrating a sacrament this year, please recognize the importance of being a participating member of our faith community before you begin the process.
It is necessary that conversion of heart in response to God’s action in our lives precedes the celebration of the sacraments and that commitment to ongoing conversion follows. Ritual actions unaccompanied by an ongoing journey of faith with the community are stripped of their richness and fullness of life.
Sacraments are meant to be actions and celebrations of the entire parish.