Many of the Sacraments require preparation and consultation with a priest or other catechist. You must contact the Rectory for more information about schedules, sacramental requirements and other information to receive any of the sacraments.
Please click here to contact the rectory.
The Sacrament of Baptism
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life. It is the gateway to the fullness of life in the Spirit and the door, which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church, and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the Word.
Please read the following documents for more information about the Sacrament of Baptism:
We want the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation to be as graced and meaningful as possible. One way of helping to make the Sacrament as profound as possible is to ensure quality preparation, the involvement of family and sponsors, and prayerful consideration of the consequences of being confirmed. In the timeframe of few months our teens will be challenged and inspired to reflect on their faith commitment with a coordinated program of formation.
For more information, please, contact Laura Ortiz by clicking here.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Sacrament preparation is a two year process for students starting as early as 2nd grade. All children need to be baptized in the Catholic Church (a copy of baptismal certificate is needed) in order to enroll in this preparation. Our requirements include: weekly attendance in faith formation class, weekly attendance at Sunday mass and parent meetings. Schedules/Calendars are given at the first parent meeting of each year.
For more information, please, contact Paty Rascon by clicking here.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
If you are looking for a place to belong, a community with whom you can share your questions and beliefs, perhaps you’d like to find out a bit more about the Catholic Church. Whether the Catholic Church is totally new to you or whether you have already had Catholic ties sometime in your life, you would be most welcome among us. Our church community has something very special to offer, and we would like to share it with you.
For inquiring minds, we meet every Tuesday evening from 7pm – 9:00 pm in the Rectory Room. There is no need to call first – you are always welcome.
Please read the following documents for more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults:
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against Him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.
Individual confessions are held every Saturday at 4:30pm and by appointment only. Communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are scheduled during Lent and Advent.
The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.
Are you Catholic and married in a civil or non-Catholic ceremony? Would you like to be married in the Catholic Church?
St. Clare can facilitate ceremonies in our Church to convalidate non-Catholic marriages. The Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony is necessary to validly receive the Eucharist or the other sacraments. You are eligible for our ceremony if you are married now and have no previous marriages. Some paperwork and a small amount of preparation are required.
The costs to you for this type of marriage preparation are minimal.
We would also like to help couples who have previous marriages to obtain an annulment and be married in the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.
The Anointing of the Sick
By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.
Please contact the main office (phone number can be found by clicking here) and leave your information.
Please note that the Sacrament can be received at any stage of serious illness. It is for the sick, not just the dying. Parishioners should not wait until the last moments, as a priest is not always readily available and the benefits of the Sacrament are for the living.