Sacraments Of Initiation

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism marks the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship within the Christian community. ¬†Through Baptism we are freed from sin and joined with Christ, sharing in His divinity and destined for eternal life. Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Parents wishing to initiate their children into the life of the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism are asked to contact the office to make arrangements at 970-641-0808.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

To enter the confirmation process, please call the parish office: 970-641-0808

Eucharist

The Eucharist is the sacrament in which we receive the Body and Blood of Christ. As Jesus celebrated the Passover at his last supper with the apostles, He blessed, broke and shared with them bread and wine, declaring that it was His body and blood. He promised that He would truly be with them when they did likewise and shared bread and wine together in memory of Him.

For more information about First Communion, please call the parish office: 970-641-0808

Sacraments Of Vocation

Marriage

All love comes from God, and all love reflects the love that God has for His creation. The Sacrament of Marriage is, first and foremost, a sign and symbol of this love. Marriage is a sacrament of the self-giving love which two people offer to each other.

If you are interested in getting married in Crested Butte, please call the parish office at least six months prior to the wedding: 970-641-0808

Holy Orders

As people of God, we all share in the priesthood of Christ, and so the Church speaks meaningfully of “the priesthood of all believers.” Each of us is to exercise our priesthood by strengthening and serving one another. Within the Church there are many means of service. One way of service stands out as a sacrament, namely Holy Orders, which ordains the recipient to the office of bishop, priest or deacon.

Sacraments Of Healing

Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others. Confession is above all a place of healing, not a place of judgment or punishment. When we make our confession to a priest in the confidentiality of the confessional or reconciliation room, we experience healing and liberation, discovering again and again how much we are loved by God, how precious we are to Him, and how great is our dignity as His children

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Anointing of the Sick

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Part of Jesus’ ministry was to heal the sick, and He went about curing those who were ill or disabled, showing that suffering and death have no place in the Kingdom of God. By His sacrifice of Himself, He took hold of suffering and death and eliminated their power to separate us from each other or from God. Our faith tells us that, indeed, God suffers with us. Through Jesus’ suffering and death, God joins His suffering to the suffering of human beings. And by doing this, He transforms and gives it a new meaning.

If you or someone you know is in need please call the parish office: 970-641-0808