The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the sacraments as "efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions."
Baptism is the beginning of our journey of faith within the Church. At baptism parents promise to "raise their child in the practice of the faith."
The reception of Holy Communion begins a lifetime of being nourished by the Bread of Life, a more complete celebration of Eucharist.
Reconciliation is celebrated at St. Marcus Saturdays at 4:15 pm and at 7:15 am at St. Lawrence.
Confirmation is a Sacrament of initiation that is closely connected to Baptism and Eucharist.
St. Marcus welcomes you into the journey toward celebrating the love you have discovered for each other.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the sick is available for those whose health is threatened.
All vocations are unique, special, and necessary for the Church. Each comes with specific graces to help the vocation to excel in holiness for the greater honor and glory of God.