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Baptism

A Sacrament of the Gospel given by Christ to his Church.
Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as God’s children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. The outward and visible sign in Baptism is water, in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The inward and spiritual grace in Baptism is union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God's family the Church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit.
All persons desiring baptism will first participate in a six-week group called The Catechumenate.

Eucharist

A Sacrament of the Gospel given by Christ to his Church.
The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again. The Eucharist is called a sacrifice because the Eucharist, the Church's sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, is the way by which the sacrifice of Christ is made present, and in which he unites us to his one offering of himself. The outward and visible sign in the Eucharist is bread and wine, given and received according to Christ's command. The inward and spiritual grace in the Holy Communion is the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people, and received by faith. We receive the benefits of the forgiveness of sins, the strengthening of our union with Christ and one another, and the foretaste of the heavenly banquet which is our nourishment in eternal life.
We offer gluten free wafers and non-alcoholic wine.

COnfirmation

A Sacrament of Initiation.
Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by one of our Bishops.

Reconciliation of a penitent

A Sacrament of Healing.
Often called “Confession” or Penance, this is the rite in which those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.

Prayers for the sick: Unction

A Sacrament of Healing.
Unction is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God's grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body.

holy matrimony

A Sacrament of Vocation.
Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which a couple enters into a life-long union, makes their vows before God and the Church, and receives the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.
The vocation to Holy Matrimony is available to persons of all gender expressions, identities, and sexual orientations.

Holy Orders

A Sacrament of Vocation.
Ordination is the rite in which God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to those being made bishops, priests, and deacons, through prayer and the laying on of hands by bishops.
The vocation to Holy Orders is available to persons of all gender expressions, identities, and sexual orientations.

Burial of the Dead

Funeral Rites.
At the Burial of the Dead those who mourn may express grief and sorrow as they share in the community's expression of faith, hope, and mutual support in Jesus Christ.