Sacraments

Sacraments

Sacraments are signs of grace, given us by Christ and entrusted to the Church,

by which divine life is dispensed to us through the work of the Holy Spirit (CCC 1131, 774)

Click on each Sacrament to view more information

Baptism

The initiation to the Church.

This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greek baptizein) means to "plunge" or "immerse"; the "plunge" into the water symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ's death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as "a new creature.


The Baptism of infants

In order to understand and better appreciate this special sacrament, parents are required to

attend the Baptismal Preparation class held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Main Church.

You must pre-register to attend this class. If no one is registered, class will be cancelled.


Please call the office to inquire about baptism dates.

office@corpuschristichurch.net, 877-8506

Please stop by the Parish Office to pick up an information packet.


Gracious God, We thank you for the gift of Your Son, Jesus.

In Him, the divine has entered the human, and You again reach into our

Lives in the most profound way. May all of us who are baptized into

Christ, know and respond to Your faithful love for us.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, Your beloved One.

Amen


Eucharist (First Communion)

Jesus Christ comes to us through the gifts of bread and wine.

First Communion preparation occurs for students in 2nd grade.


For information please contact the Faith formation team at faithformation@corpuschristichurch.net

or the parish office at office@corpuschristichurch.net or by calling 518-877-8506.

Reconciliation

The forgiveness of sins.

For information please contact the Faith formation team at faithformation@corpuschristichurch.net

or the parish office at office@corpuschristichurch.net or by calling 518-877-8506.


Reconciliation is available-

Saturday: 3:15 - 3:45 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:45 am

Thursday: 5:45 pm

Or by appointment


Confirmation

The full initiation into the Church.

Preparation takes 2 years and can begin in 9th grade or later. Confirmation occurs in 10th grade or later.


For information please contact the Faith Formation team at youthministry@corpuschristichurch.net

or the parish office at office@corpuschristichurch.net or by calling 518-877-8506.

RCIA

What is RCIA?

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Through this process, people are introduced to the essential teachings of the Catholic Faith. The goal is for participants to be able to make an informed decision to join the Catholic Church through the reception of one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.


RCIA is for Adults:

  • Who were never baptized.

  • Who were baptized in another Christian faith and who are interested in becoming Catholic.

  • Who were baptized Catholic but did not receive Holy Communion or Confirmation.


Stages of RCIA


INQUIRY This is the initial period before you decide to enter the Catholic Church. You're asking questions and checking it out, but aren't yet ready to commit.


CATECHUMENATE Those who decide to enter the Church and are being trained for a life in Christ are called catechumens, an ancient name from the early Church. In this stage, you're developing your faith and are being "catechized" — learning catechism, or the basic points about Catholic faith and life.


PURIFICATION AND PREPARATION The Church will help you focus and intensify your faith as you prepare to commit your life to Christ and be received into the Church at Easter.


INITIATION This is the culmination of the whole process. You're received into the Church during the Easter Vigil Mass, where you'll receive the sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. If you've already been baptized, you won't be baptized again.


MYSTAGOGY After reception into the Church at Easter, this period lets you reflect and learn more about the mysteries of the Mass and the Sacraments that you now participate in fully.


-From Beginningcatholic.com


If you are considering joining this process or have questions, we would like to meet with you. Please contact Karen Stockton at (518)371-7359 or skippystockton@nycap.rr.com for more information and/or to set up a time to meet in person.

Marriage

The union of man and woman in marriage.

For information please contact the parish office at office@corpuschristichurch.net or by calling 518-877-8506.

Holy Orders

The sacrament by which a man is ordained a deacon, priest, or bishop.

For information please contact the parish office at office@corpuschristichurch.net or by calling 518-877-8506.

Anointing of the Sick

A priest anoints the sick with holy oil, often at the time of illness or imminent death.


For information please contact the parish office at office@corpuschristichurch.net or by calling 518-877-8506.