Sacraments

Baptism
We are formally received into the Catholic Community through Baptism.  Specific arrangements are made in advance by calling the Rectory.  You need to be a registered parishioner before a baptism is scheduled.

Reconciliation
We ask God’s forgiveness for our sins through the sacrament of Reconciliation.  Private confession is available every Saturday in the chapel from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M., and from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M.  Communal penance services take place twice a year during Advent and Lent.

First Reconciliation is celebrated by children in the second grade in preparation for First Eucharist, receiving the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time.  Catechetical preparation is given through our Religious Education Program and in our school.

Chapel_long_BCSHoly Eucharist
Holy Eucharist is celebrated at Mass as we receive Jesus in the consecrated bread and the Precious Blood.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are specially trained to assist in distributing Communion during Mass and to bring Eucharist to the sick and homebound.

Confirmation
In Confirmation, young adults receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit like the Apostles at Pentecost.  Confirmed members, with the help of the Holy Spirit, continue to evangelize others and build up the Body of Christ.

Matrimony
In sacramental marriage, a man and a woman make a lifelong gift of themselves to each other.  Roman Catholics are required to be married in church by a Priest or Deacon.  To insure understanding of all that their gift involves, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee requires 4 to 6 months preparation time.  Couples seeking the sacrament of Marriage need to be registered parishioners.

Sacrament of the Sick
The sacrament of the sick is a healing sacrament of anointing for persons seriously ill, facing hospitalization that may involve surgery, or other life threatening procedures.  Reception of this sacrament involves forgiveness of all sin.  The sacrament is administered by our priests during healing Masses and also privately. Please call the parish office at 222-1321 to request this healing sacrament.