Journeying in Faith for Adults...
Are you feeling called to join the Catholic Church?
Are you curious about the Catholic Church?
Do you want to be married in the Catholic Church and as a result are thinking you may want to be confirmed as a Catholic and are curious to know what that process looks like?
Are you Catholic and you have a family member or friend that is asking questions about the Catholic Church that you are not sure how to answer?
Have you heard terms like RCIA or OCIA and wonder what they mean?
You have to come to the right place – this is meant to be a resource center for you. WELCOME! Whatever your reason, we are so glad you are here.
If you still have questions after reading these resources, or you would rather get in touch with a person to talk, fill out a contact us form (button below).
Responding to God’s Call – There first 3 sacraments that initiate us into the life of the Church and the Trinity itself, making us truly adopted sons & daughters of God.
In Baptism we receive new life in Christ. Baptism takes away original sin and gives us a new birth in the Holy Spirit. Its sign is the pouring of water. If you are already a fellow brother or sister in Christ through Baptism seeking to grow in relationship with Jesus, you are welcome to journey with us through the other sacraments of Church.
The Eucharist, which means “thanksgiving” nourishes our life of faith. Under the form of bread and wine—Jesus becomes Truly Present – Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity at every mass. Come join our community to receive His mercy, His Word, His Presence and His call to Love. If you have never received the sacrament of First Communion through the Catholic church and are interested or have questions about Adult Initiation into the Church through the sacraments, we want to journey with you as you seek a relationship with God through His mercy and love.
Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus through the pouring out of gifts from the Holy Spirit. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. This is the final step for full Initiation as a Catholic. If you are interested in taking this step, we want to journey with you as you seek a deeper relationship with God through His mercy and love.
Sacraments of Healing:
These sacraments celebrate the healing power of Jesus.
Penance / Reconciliation
Through Penance we receive God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins and our desire to live out a relationship with Jesus. In the sacrament of Penance, we do not believe we are being forgiven by the priest himself; we receive Jesus’ healing grace through absolution by the priest acting “in the person of Christ”. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.
Even if it has been a long time since you have been to confession, we want to journey with you as you seek to heal your relationship with God through His mercy and love from past wounds and disappointments.
Anointing of the Sick
Through anointing a sick person asks for healing, and also is invited to unite their suffering with Jesusm, who brings forgiveness of sins. Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament, as well as laying on of hands from a priest. It can be given to someone before a serious surgery if they are concerned about its outcome, to someone who is terminal, or if someone has a persistent condition they desire healing from. It can prepare someone for death by providing spiritual healing, or enable spiritual or physical healing to someone at anytime.
Sacraments at the Service of Communion:
These sacraments help members serve the community.
In Matrimony a baptized man and woman are united with each other as a sign of the unity between Jesus and his Church. Matrimony requires the consent of the couple, as expressed in the marriage promises. The couple and their wedding rings are the signs of this sacrament. If you are seeking the graces of the sacrament of Matrimony through a marriage in the Church, or were married outside the Church and now desire to get your marriage blessed, we want to journey with you.
In Holy Orders men are ordained as priests, deacons, or bishops. Priests serve as spiritual leaders of their communities, and deacons serve to remind us of our baptismal call to help others. Bishops carry on the teachings of the apostles. The signs of this sacrament are the laying on of hands and anointing with oil by the bishop.
Infant/Child Baptism & Marriage Prep
Carrie Fedor – St Peter/St Paul
320-251-4831 ext. 211
Father Brady Keller St Michael/St Joseph 320-251-6923
We are here to accompany you through your journey in faith. Call or send a message.
Adults: All Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, Confirmation)
Bernie Quist (Christian Initiation Coordinator for all 4 parishes)
Deacon Chris Goenner 320-743-2991