Part TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
Section Two: the Seven Sacraments of the Church
Chapter Two: The Sacraments of Healing
1420 Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. Now we carry this life "in earthen vessels," and it remains "hidden with Christ in God."1 We are still in our "earthly tent," subject to suffering, illness, and death.2 This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin.
1421 The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health,3 has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
1 2 Cor 4:7; Col 3:3.
2 2 Cor 5:1
3 Cf. Mk 2:1-12
Reconciliation VSecond (2nd) grade is the traditional time of preparation and celebration of First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist at St. Faustina. Student participation in Religious Education and family (parent/guardian & child together) participation in sacramental catechesis is required.
Anointing of the Sick VHospital patients or their families or anyone desiring this Sacrament should contact the parish office. Communal Anointing of the Sick takes place the first Tuesday of each month, immediately following the 8a.m. Mass.