The Seven Sacraments

Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace. The Church celebrates seven sacraments, which are divided into three categories.

Sacraments of Initiation

These three sacraments lay the foundation of every Christian life.

BAPTISM

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.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation, a Sacrament of Initiation, into the life of the Church, 

is celebrated by our Youth

(7th grade-H.S.) after attending Youth Formation.

Adults who desire to be confirmed join R.C.I.A. For more information, 

contact Temoc Herrejon.

EUCHARIST

Preparation for First Eucharist

requires at least two years of regular attendance in Youth Faith Formation.

(Ages 7-13)

Teens and Adults preparation

occurs through R.C.I.A.

Sacraments of Healing

These sacraments celebrate the healing power of Jesus.

RECONCILIATION

You can celebrate Reconciliation

by appointment at St. John or St. Stephen by calling Fr. John

(704) 763-2475;

or

Saturdays, 3:00-3:45p at St. John,

St. Stephen Catholic Church

101 Hawthorne St

Elkin, NC 28621

336-835-3007

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

If you are preparing for surgery or hospitalization, this sacrament can be

celebrated with you on any weekend at the church. If you are chronically ill

in mind, body, or spirit, this sacrament can be celebrated with you.

 

In an emergency, contact Fr. John,

(704) 763-2475

so we can pray with you

at home or in the hospital

Sacraments at the Service of Communion

These sacraments help members serve the community.

MATRIMONY

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.

HOLY ORDERS

The Ordination Rite says,

“Believe what you read, 

teach what you believe,

and practice what you teach.”

Our community encourages single men & women to be open to a call to the priesthood or consecrated religious life.

For more information,

go to

Sisters of St. Joseph

or go to:

Charlotte Diocese 

275 C.C. Wright School Road North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

info@stjohnnc.org

©2020 by St. John Baptiste de LaSalle