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.
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, 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.
Preparation for First Eucharist
requires at least two years of regular attendance in Youth Faith Formation.
Teens and Adults preparation
occurs through R.C.I.A.
Sacraments of Healing
These sacraments celebrate the healing power of Jesus.
You can celebrate Reconciliation
by appointment at St. John or St. Stephen by calling Fr. John
Saturdays, 3:00-3:45p at St. John,
St. Stephen Catholic Church
101 Hawthorne St
Elkin, NC 28621
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,
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.
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.