Our Lady of Solitude

Baptism

Jesus presents Baptism as a requirement for salvation, and not an option.  Saint Mark’s gospel reads:  “Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all people.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.”  For information about our Baptism Program, please contact us.

Reconciliation

After the sacraments of initiation follow those of healing:  Penance and the Anointing of the Sick.  Through these sacraments, Jesus heals our souls and bodies.  For information to receive these sacraments, please contact us.

First Communion

The pinnacle of Christian initiation is the Sacred Eucharist.  Those who have been elevated to the dignity of royal priesthood through Baptism, configuring profoundly with Christ through Confirmation, participate, through the Eucharist, with the whole community in Our Lord’s very sacrifice.  For information on our First Holy Communion Program, please contact us.

Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament that “confirms” Baptism, in which the Holy Spirit is present in a special way to help us live our faith, to be Jesus’s witnesses and announce the gospel of salvation to all.  For information on our Confirmation Program, please contact us.

Marriage Preparation

After God created man to his likeness and image, He gives him a mission:  “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control…” (Gn. 1, 28).  This is their first mission, not their first sin as many may believe.  God created man and woman to live together:  “No human being must separate, then, what God has joined together.”  If you need information to receive this sacrament, please contact us.

Annointing of the Sick

From the beginning, Christ conferred to the apostles the power to heal the sick, that their predication be accompanied by this sign of the power of God.  In Matthew 10,1 we read  “Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and every sickness.”

RCIA

Are you an adult who’d like to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) provides an avenue for adults to enter into the Catholic faith community. Our program provides Catholic classes and formation from September through May, when those who are prepared fully enter into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. For more information, please reach out to us.