The Blessed Sacraments  



                    


 

Sacrament of Baptism

 

Parents must call the parish office to make an appointment to arrange a Baptism.  Baptism is celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of the month following the 11am Mass.

 

 

Eucharist

 

Children receive their First Eucharist during their second grade year after fulfilling all the necessary requirements as administered by St. Anne’s parish and their Catholic School. They also receive First Reconciliation prior to receiving their First Eucharist. Please note, children must have been baptized to receive the Sacrament s.  If you are not in the Catholic School system, please contact the office to arrange for information on the Catechetical Correspondence Course.  

 

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

Confessions are heard on Tuesdays at 6 pm, prior to the 7 pm Mass and Saturdays from 4 pm, prior to the 5 pm Mass. The sacrament is also available by appointment.

 

 

Sacrament of Confirmation

 

In Grade 7, the youth will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation after completing Catechetical preparation and class requirements. If your child is not in the Catholic School system, please contact the parish office for information on the Catechetical Correspondence Courses. Adults wishing to receive the Sacrament should contact the parish office.

 

 

Sacrament of Matrimony

 

As soon as a decision to marry is reached, an appointment should be arranged by the couple with the priest to begin the process of marriage preparation.  This should be at least 6 months in advance of the anticipated wedding date. 

 

 

 


Sacrament of Holy Orders and Religious Vocations

 

God tells us an amazing thing: that even before he created us he knew us and called us. However, this does not mean that we always automatically know for sure what we are called to do in life. As we grow and life progresses, he makes it known to us, usually in indirect ways. If you think that there is a seed of interest within you, find out more about a call to the consecrated, religious or priestly life by contacting the Hamilton Diocese Vocation Office. 

 

 

Anointing of the Sick

 

Anointing and Holy Communion are available to the elderly and infirm upon request. Families are asked to notify the parish office when someone is sick, shut-in, or hospitalized, and unable to attend mass to arrange a visit.

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A Brief Examination of Conscience

Based on the Ten Commandments

 

 

I am the Lord your God:  you shall not have strange Gods before me.

Have I treated people, events or things as more important than God?

 

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

Have my words, actively or passively, put down go, the Church or people?

 

Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.

Do I take time for God and the Sunday Eucharist?  Do I avoid, when possible, work that impeded worship to God, joy for the Lord’s Day and proper relaxation of mind and body? 

Do I look for ways to spend time with family or in service on Sunday?

 

Honour your father and your mother.

Do I show my parents respect?  Do I seek to maintain good communication with

 parents where possible?  Do I criticize them for lacking skills I think they should have?

 

You shall not kill.

Have I harmed another through physical, verbal, or emotional means,

including gossip or manipulation of any kind.

 

You shall not commit adultery.

Have I respected the physical and sexual dignity of others and of myself?

 

You shall not steal.

Have I taken or wasted time or resources that belonged to another?

 

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

Have I gossiped, told lies, or embellished stories at the expense of others?

 

You shall not covet your neighbour’s spouse.

Have I honoured my spouse with my full affection and exclusive love?

 

You shall not covet your neighbour’s goods. 

Am I content with my own means and needs, or do I compare myself to others unnecessarily?