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Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are sacraments of initiation. These “sacred signs” share the dimensions of past, present, and future.
 
 
Baptism signifies our immersion in the Christian life and marks our spiritual rebirth in the Church.
  • Jesus called people to follow him and invited them into community and the life of God.
  • We call people to follow Jesus and invite them into our community.
  • We look forward to and work for the day when all people will be in unity.

We rejoice in the new infants who come into our parish life through the Sacrament of Baptism.

Contact the Director of Religious Education for school age and adult baptisms through the RCIA process.

Baptisms are held on most Saturdays at 10am in the Chapel or at a weekend Mass if the parents wish and the parish Mass schedule permits.

For specific information and dates, email the Pastor



Here are specific issues that will need attention:

1.  The family of the child to be baptized must be registered members of St. Mary Magdalene.
2.  For a first child, there is a need for a baptism class.  This class consists of a meeting wth the Pastor which must be scheduled on a weekeday and in the daytime.
3.  A convenient time to plan baptism events is before the child is born.
4.  About godparents - it is required that at least one godparent is a Catholic who has received the sacrament of Confirmation.  If the person is not a member of St. Mary Magdalene, then a letter of recommendation from his/her Catholic Pastor is required - You can have the Pastor sign and seal the St. Mary Magdalene Form.


Information for the baby that is needed for official records are:

1.  Full name of baby
2.  Date of birth
3.  City of birth
4.  Name of Father
5.  Name of mother + maiden name
6.  Names of godparents
7.  If godparents are not members of StMM we need a letter of recommendation from the Catholic pastor of at least one of them.  This Baptism Sponsor Form may also serve as a letter of recommendation


Confirmation seals our Baptism and confirms our commitment both to the Church and to the work of Christ in the world.
  • Jesus communicated his spirit to people and strengthened them.
  • We communicate the spirit of Jesus to people and strengthen them.
  • We announce that all can be filled and strengthened by the spirit of God.
Contact the Youth Minister for high school Confirmation.
Contact the Director of Relgious Education for Adult Confirmation.
 

 
Eucharist celebrates our life together as a community, the presence of Christ in our midst, the Word that is proclaimed and explained, many dimensions of the paschal mystery of death and rebirth. We celebrate our unity with Christ in communion and service.
  • Jesus ate with sinners and was present to them.
  • We share Christ’s real presence today under the signs of bread and wine.
  • We anticipate the day when all people will be fed and will find God close to them.
Contact the Director of Religious Education for all Eucharist information.
 

 
Reconciliation and Anointing are sacraments of healing that celebrate and reveal to us God’s power to heal us in soul and body.
 
Reconciliation celebrates and reminds us of God’s mercy and helps us to experience divine forgiveness, to forgive ourselves and to become reconciled with others.
  • Jesus called for conversion and forgave those who were repentant.
  • We are called to conversion, we ask for forgiveness, and we forgive others.
  • We know that forgiveness and reconciliation are always possible with God’s help.
          Contact the Pastor for individual confessions.
 
Anointing of the Sick celebrates and reminds us of God’s compassion and helps us to experience spiritual and sometimes physical strengthening when we are ill.
  • Jesus healed the suffering in body and soul.
  • We ask for God’s healing when we are sick and suffering.
  • We hope and work for the relief of all suffering in the world

    Contact the Pastor for Anointing of the Sick.

Marriage and Ordination are sacraments of service. These sacraments celebrate the Christian vocation of service and consecrate us to minister within our own family and within the wider Church community.
 
Matrimony joins two people in marriage for a lifetime of dedication to each other’s well-being and the well-being of their children and the community.
  • Jesus called spouses to unconditional love and lasting fidelity.
  • We honor and expect unconditional love and lasting fidelity between spouses.
  • We believe in and help others to find happiness in marital love and fidelity.
         Contact the Pastor about Marriage.
 
Ordination integrates men into the holy orders of bishops, priests and deacons, empowering them for a life time of leadership and service.
  • Jesus appointed 12 to minister in a special way.
  • We ordain certain members to minister and lead us in sacraments.
  • We raise up future ministers by proclaiming that ordained ministry is a special vocation of Christian

    Contact the Pastor if you are discerning ordination.


Sacramentals are associated with or imitate the church’s official rituals as they unfold daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. They include religious signs, symbols, public and private devotions, prayers, gestures, rituals, music, images, and natural or made objects. Some of them are found only in the church’s official rituals, such as sacred oils. Others are common in parishioners’ private lives such as house blessings.