The Roman Catholic Church has seven Holy Sacraments that are seen as mystical channels of divine grace, instituted by Christ. Each Sacrament is celebrated with a visible rite, which reflect the invisible, spiritual essence of the Sacrament. Although some Sacraments are received only once, other Sacraments require active and ongoing participation to foster the “living life” of the celebrant. If you are interested in any of our Sacraments, please call our parish office at (818) 940-3921.
This Sacrament is seen as the Sacrament of admission to the faith, bringing sanctifying grace to the person being baptized.
Also known as Holy Communion, is another Sacrament of initiation and can be received daily if desired.
Also known as Confession or Penance, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is seen as an opportunity for renewal and can be done as often as needed.
This Sacrament is the third Sacrament of initiation and serves to “confirm” a baptized person in their faith.
Marriage is a Sacrament that a baptized man and a baptized woman administer to each other through their marriage vows and lifelong partnership.
Also known as Ordination, is a Sacrament that is available only to men who are being ordained as deacons, priests, or bishops. As with Baptism and Confirmation, this Sacrament is said to convey a special indelible “character” on the soul of the recipient.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
Formerly known as Extreme Unction, is a Sacrament that is administered to give strength and comfort to the ill and to mystically unite their suffering with that of Christ during his Passion and death.