Baptism

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1213

Please contact Monsignor Cox regarding preparation sessions and scheduling


Eucharist / First Communion

Please contact The Director of Religious Education, Mary Markway, for information regarding First Communion


Reconciliation

“Those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1422

Confessions are heard at St. Stanislaus on Saturday’s from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment.

How to go to Confession


Confirmation

Please contact The Director of Religious Education, Mary Markway for information regarding Confirmation.


Holy Matrimony

Contact Monsignor Cox at least 6 months in advance for preparation and scheduling of holy matrimony


Anointing of the Sick

The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:

  • the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church;
  • the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;
  • the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance;
  • the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul;
  • the preparation for passing over to eternal life.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1532

Please contact Monsignor Cox for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick


Holy Orders

The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults teaches us, that from the moment of Jesus’ conception in the womb of Mary until his Resurrection, he was filled with the Holy Spirit.  In biblical language, he was anointed by the Holy Spirit and thus established by God the Father as our high priest. As Risen Lord, he remains our high priest. . . . While all the baptized share in Christ’s priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way.

Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God’s call using the words of the prophet, “Here I am, send me” (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.

Please contact Monsignor Cox for information regarding the Priesthood.