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Liturgy & Sacraments

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What is the Liturgy?

In the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In His Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, He fills us with His blessings. Through His Word, He pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit.

THE LITURGY – CCC 1077-1083

 

What are the Sacraments?

The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Sacraments are “powers that comes forth” from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant.

THE SACRAMENTS – CCC 1113-1130

 

2023-2024 Sacrament Information

Baptism

Baptism is a Sacrament of initiation, through which we join the family and the Body of Christ.  Original sin is washed away by water and Holy Spirit.

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Reconciliation

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. Reconciliation is God’s gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.

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Eucharist

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The term “Eucharist” originates from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning thanksgiving.

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Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is”sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

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Marriage

The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God.

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Holy Orders

Ordination to the priesthood, diaconate, or religious life is always a call and a gift from God. Discerning God’s call for your life is important to all.

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Anointing of the Sick

Through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin and physical ailment.

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Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, 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.

CCC 1213

Baptism Preparation Class
Going to have a baby? Was your baby recently born? Have a small child who needs Baptism? We offer a Baptism session for expectant parents and parents with unbaptized infants or small children. A Parish Catechist will conduct the meeting either with the parents in their own home or here on our campus.
Participation in the class is necessary before we schedule a day and time for a Baptism here. Pre-registration for the meeting is necessary, so please contact us to register.

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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.

CCC 1422

Youth prepare to receive their First Reconciliation through Relgious Education classes or at their Catholic School.  Adults prepare for this and other Sacraments through the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) classes offered starting each fall.

RELIGIOUS EDOCIA

Reconciliation Times
Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:15pm – Holy Name Church
Saturdays 4-4:45 Holy Name Church
Sundays 6:45-7:15 am – St. Philip Neri Church
Anytime by appointment with priest

Eucharist

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

CCC 1322-1323

Youth prepare to receive their First Holy Communion through Relgious Education classes or at their Catholic School. Adults prepare for this and other Sacraments through the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) classes offered starting each fall.

RELIGIOUS EDOCIAMASS TIMES

Father Cook’s Advice on
Keeping the Sabbath Holy

To receive our Lord in the Eucharist requires that we be in a “state of grace.”  To do so, we must prepare for the Sabbath Day and our opportunity to commune most deeply with Jesus in the Eucharist.

PREPARING FOR MASS – PART 1PREPARING FOR MASS – PART 2PREPARING FOR MASS – PART 3

Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation, whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.

CCC 1285

Marriage

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.

CCC 1601

Please contact the Parish Office and speak to a priest at least six months in advance of the contemplated wedding date.

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.

CCC 1536 OMAHA VOCATIONS WEBSITE

Anointing of the Sick

By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.

CCC 1499REQUEST ANOINTING