Sacraments of the Catholic Faith
The catholic faith has seven sacraments which have been given to us to help faithful members become closer to God and see His presence in their daily lives.
There are many traditions for each sacrament and these traditions vary between the many cultures that consist of the catholic faith. Many of these sacraments are received throughout a person's life, however, they can be received at any time.
We invite you to learn more about the sacraments of the catholic faith no matter how you have experienced them.
Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation. In Baptism, the candidates are blessed in Holy Water to cleanse them of Original Sin and to welcome them into the catholic faith.
Baptism is traditionally received in the first months of a newborns life.
At St. Colette, Baptism is offered twice a month on the second and fourth Sundays after the 11:45 mass. In order to have your child baptized you must attend a baptism class before your first child is baptized. We combine baptism classes with St. Ambrose so every other month the class is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at St. Colette. Please contact the parish office to enroll in the Baptism class and to prepare your newborn for receiving the sacrament.
To see when the next Baptism Class is click here.
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion is the second sacrament of initiation. In First Holy Communion, candidates are educated on the bread and wine transfiguring into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Candidates are also formed and prepared for receiving the Holy Sacrament for the first time and every time hence forth.
At St. Colette, First Holy Communion is typically instructed during the 2nd Grade year of PSCF and the ceremony typically takes place in April or May. For more information about this sacrament call the parish office and ask for our PSCF directors, Larry and Chris Pizon.
Confirmation is the third and last sacrament of initiation. Confirmation is when a member of the catholic faith becomes an adult. In Confirmation, candidates are educated and formed to be prepared to receive the grace of the Holy Spirit.
At St. Colette, Confirmation is typically instructed during the 8th Grade year of PSCF and the ceremony typically takes place in May.
If you have been graced with the opportunity to be a sponsor for a Confirmadee please contact the parish office for a sponsor certificate.
Reconciliation is the sacrament of forgiveness and penance. In Reconciliation, faithful members confess their sins to God through the intercession of a Catholic Priest. The penitent will then resolve to stay away from sin and to participate in a penitential act. A person may participate and are encouraged to participate many times throughout their life.
At St. Colette, the formation and education of Reconciliation is performed in the 2nd Grade year of PSCF. Also at St. Colette, a priest is available to hear confessions on Saturdays between 3pm and 3:30pm or by contacting the parish office.
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
For adults: Adult's Guide for Confession
For teenagers: Teenager's Guide for Confession
For children: http://catholicparents.org/oxcart/examinationchild.html
Holy Matrimony is the union of a man and woman in the presence of God. The couple is formed and instructed to allow their relationship to be an example of God's love to humanity.
For engaged couples wishing to be married, please contact Lisa Radey at the parish office at least six months prior to the wedding date to participate in Engagement formation.
Please call the parish office for information about our Pre-Cana program.
Holy Orders is the sacrament of taking vows to pursue religious life.
If you are interested in the vocation of Holy Orders please contact the Diocese of Cleveland Vocation Office Website
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing. In times of sickness a person may ask for a priest to bless them in Holy Oil and to offer a prayer of healing. Many receive this sacrament in times of a terminal ill diagnosis or before major surgeries. However, eminent death is not a requirement to receive this sacrament and can be received at any time.
Please contact the parish office if you or someone you know would like to receive this sacrament.