There are three Sacraments of Initiation:
The first sacrament of our Catholic Tradition is the Sacrament of Baptism. Through Baptism, we are officially welcomed into the Family of the People of God. This sacrament is generally shared with infants and toddlers. If a child is above the age of reason, religious education is required. For more information, please call Fr. Leo at (510) 530-4343, or you may email the Parish Office at email@example.com.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the central sacrament of our faith. Through the Eucharist, we are nourished with our Lord’s Body and Blood so that we may become better disciples of his love. Children generally receive their First Communion in the 2nd grade when they are enrolled in the Sunday School Program. Older children and teens may receive the sacrament after a period of religious education.
The Sacrament of Confirmation completes our initiation into the Catholic Tradition. Empowered with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we are inspired to live what we profess to believe: We belong to God and each other! This sacrament is generally offered to teenagers after two years of preparation, beginning in the ninth grade.
Adults who would like to receive any of the Sacraments of Initiation are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, better known as R.C.I.A. For more information, please contact our Adult Ministry Coordinator, Ann Naffzinger, at (510) 530-4343.