Sacrament comes from the Latin word Sacramentum, which is how we usually translate the Greek word for ‘mystery.’ It could also be translated as ’a military oath of allegiance.’ From that perspective, there are two key thoughts here:
1) The Christian idea of ‘mystery.’ When we talk about a mystery (ie the Mystery of faith), we’re not trying to be Sherlock Holmes and solve something, but instead are invited to discover the many layered ways in which God is working in our lives.
2) The idea of an oath, pledge, guarantee, or promise: In every Sacrament, God renews His promises to give us grace (strength to do what we need to do), and we are invited to promise to love and follow Him.
YouCat explains further:
Celebrating the Christian Mysteries (Sacraments) is about encountering Jesus in Time. Until the end of time He is present in His Church. The most profound encounter with Him on earth is liturgy (divine worship.) …just as a man breathes air in order to stay alive, so too the Church lives and breathes by celebrating the liturgy. God himself is the one who breathes new life into her day by day and enriches her with gifts through His Word and His Sacraments. -YouCat 166
For information or to register please call the parish office at 780-987-2858.
Group Leader: The sacramental programs at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish are designed to accommodate the needs of our faith community. Volunteers are required to lead and assist in all the student preparation sessions. Parents are welcome and encouraged either to lead the sessions or assist while their child is attending.
f you require more information please contact Margaret Cargill, Educational Coordinator for St. Maria Goretti Parish at 780-987-0353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program for the 2018/2019 year will start in October. Classes will be held every Wed. evening at St. Maria Goretti Parish from 7 PM to 9 PM.
Anointing of the Sick
If someone in your family is ill and requires Fr. Arun, please contact the parish office at 780-987-2858.
Next Baptism Preparation Class - February 5, 2019.
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Preparation Classes
Confirmation Preparation Classes
Priesthood/Permanent Diaconate (Holy Orders)
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