The Basilica of Saint Mary
Sacrament Preparation

Sacraments of Initiation

The sacraments of initiation usher a person into the life of the Church. There are three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Adults interested in becoming Catholic are fully initiated into the Church, receiving all three sacraments at once. Children receive these at different times in their lives.
Baptism
Introduction Into the Community of Faith.

Eucharist
Coming to the Lord's Table. 
Confirmation
Catholic youth and adults, and those becoming Catholic, are strengthened and sealed by the Spirit.

Sacraments of Healing

Receiving the Lord's forgiveness.

Reconciliation
A Christian is to be reconciled with God and the community through the sacrament of reconciliation.
Anointing of the Sick
To support and strengthen those who are sick.

Sacraments of Vocation

Preparation for Sacraments of a special "lifestyle" calling.

Marriage
The love between a man and a woman is a gift and a calling from God.

Holy Orders
Those who are called to ordained ministry.
 
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