God's Love Language
Sacraments: God’s Love Language
Eucharist means thanksgiving. This is when Christ’s body and blood are offered and then received by the parishioner in the form of bread and wine. Christ during the Last Supper broke bread, ate it, gave it to his disciples and told them to eat it. Now the priest, through the words of consecration, blesses and administers the Holy Communion during every mass to remind followers that they are one with Christ. Food and drink nourishes our bodies – Christ’s body and blood nourishes us spiritually. Join us for mass when you are able.
This Sacrament of Initiation is a first step taken in making a connection of friendship with Christ and his Church. Pre-baptismal Classes are required for parents and sponsors. Parents seeking Baptism for their children should contact the Parish Office for further details and to make arrangements. [Read More]
We weaken and sometimes rupture our relationship with God and the community of believers when we sin. Confessions are available every Saturday from 3:30pm until 4:00pm with mass starting 4:15pm, and by appointment.
Marriage isn’t just a union between man and wife. The devotion husband and wife have to each other, and to Christ, mirrors Christ’s love and service to the church. Through marriage, a couple promises to help build each other up in faith, serve each other and the church and be faithful to each other until death. Couples make arrangements themselves at least six months in advance of the anticipated date of the wedding. A Pre-Cana seminar is required. A first meeting with the pastor takes place prior to scheduling the date with the Church or reception hall. [Read More]
This is the sacrament that follows Baptism as part of the initiation process with God and the Church, where the candidate receives the gift of the Holy Spirit and continues their journey with Christ. During Confirmation, the candidate is anointed on the forehead with chrism by a bishop. Since baptism typically happens when the candidate is a baby, confirmation is a great way for an older child to acknowledge that they still want to continue their journey with God and grow their relationship with Him. Celebrate your child’s confirmation by giving them a Bible with meaningful verses highlighted or cross as a daily reminder of God’s love. [Read More]
Anointing of the Sick
Please contact the pastor if you are having surgery, if an illness takes a serious turn, or in the event of an emergency. Do not hesitate to contact any priest if a person is in danger of death.
What is a sacrament?
Before we get into the details of each sacrament, we want to reiterate one of the most important things about the sacraments — that they’re means which God uses to show His grace and help us achieve salvation. The word sacrament means “a sign of the sacred,” which is fitting as they are all outwards signs from God to us.
Not only are they signs, they’re also celebrations of a continued journey and relationship with God, teachings to help live out His word and ceremonies to show devotion to Him.
Where did the sacraments originate?
In the Bible, Christ gives his followers clear instructions on how to administer and receive each of the sacraments. This is seen through his work with the Apostles, healing the sick, parables, giving his body and blood to nourish our souls and forgiving sinners. The Church administers these holy sacraments as instructed, in order for all to worship God and receive His salvation.
Communion is brought to anyone unable to attend mass. This is a great way for people to stay connected to their parish, and we are always adding people to this list. We can also mail a bulletin to anyone who desires one. Remember that the mass is available on our livestream website, www.boniface.live and on Facebook and Youtube.