Sacraments

Mass Times

Weekend Masses:

Hispanic Mass Saturdays 9:00 AM

Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:15 and 11:00 AM

(A Youth Mass is scheduled for the second Sunday of each month at the 11:00 AM Mass. This will begin on September 10th, the first RE Sunday.)

Weekday Masses:
(There may be a Communion Service subject to the availability of a Priest to say Mass.)
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 12:05 PM

Tuesday Communion Service 12:05 PM 
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
Confessions 30 Minutes Prior to all Masses, and Saturday from 4:30-5:15 pm                                      


Sacrament of Baptism

“Baptism, the gate to the sacraments, necessary for salvation in fact or at least in intention, by which men and women are freed from their sins, are reborn as children of God and, configured to Christ by an indelible character, and incorporated in the Church, is validly conferred only by washing with true water together with the form of words.”
(Canon 849)


It has been the constant practice of the Roman Catholic Church from the earliest times to administer the sacrament of Baptism to infants. It is natural that parents want to pass along their own faith to their child and their values that flow from that faith. Baptism marks the beginning of this faith life.

Couples who are expecting their first child or who are new to the parish are expected to attend a preparation process well in advance of the baptism. This is scheduled through contact with the Pastoral Assistant For Faith Formation, Deacon Bill Swanson. Topics include theology of baptism and sin, symbols of Baptism, the role of godparents, and an overview of the Baptism Ceremony. Contact Deacon Bill Swanson at 385-385-3700 for more information.


First Communion and Reconciliation
Instruction in the sacrament for children begins when they enter the second grade. If a child enters our program at a later age and needs to receive the sacraments, a two year program will be required. Candidates must have

completed one year (70% attendance required to qualify as a year) of religious instruction prior to preparing for these sacraments. The program ensures that adequate formation in prayer, presence at Sunday Mass, and Christian living is fostered at home and in class. The sacramental preparation is a home taught program supplemented with added classroom instruction, and scheduled sacrament preparation retreates for candidates and their parents. Orientation for parents and their children is in November of each year.

First Reconciliation is a private celebration which is completed when the parents and the Director of Faith Formation agree that the child is ready. First Holy Communion is a communal celebration which is usually celebrated in May of each year. Students are presented at the altar by their families to receive the sacrament.


Confirmation

“The sacrament of confirmation impresses a character and by it the baptized, continuing on the path of Christian initiation, are enriched by the gift of the Holy Spirit and are bound more perfectly to the Church; it strengthens them and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith.”
(Canon 879).

The Goals of the Confirmation process are intended to assure that the Confirmandi will:


  • Be empowered to make a commitment to the person of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church, and a Catholic Christian way of life.

  • Be able to understand, appreciate, and articulate the basic doctrines of the Catholic faith and the principles of personal social morality.


Following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the immediate preparation of youth who are entering their junior year in High School, or who are 16 years of age, may enter the parish-based program that is currently scheduled every other year. Students must complete the required course of study, including classes, outside work, a parish approved social work project with their family recording 40 hours of service, and attendance at all scheduled retreat(s). Candidates not maintaining a 70% attendance rate are considered to have alleged their intent to delay their receiving the sacrament.


What Is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.

For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285

Contact Deacon Bill Swanson at (385) 385-3700 for more information.