THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Infant baptism is held once every two months on the 1st Sunday at 2pm (please look out for the dates in the bulletin or call the parish office), preparatory session is on the Saturday preceding the baptism day at 2pm and attendance is compulsory for both parents and godparents.
For procedures and booking, please pick up the form at the parish office, or click here to find out more.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit” (Acts 8:14-17)
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,” Jesus showed himself to his apostles. “He breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained”‘ (Jn 20:19, (22-23)
The Anointing of the Sick can be administered to any Catholic who is seriously ill and caregivers should not wait until the patient is critically ill or when death is imminent to notify a priest. Priests are also available for home visits and prayers when the sick person is confined to bed at home.In principle, the Priests of parish are responsible for the sick within their own parish boundaries. However, Priests of the churches closest to the main hospitals in Singapore are also usually available for any Catholic who is hospitalized and is in need of a Priest’s help. They visit the hospitals on a regular basis to bring Communion to the sick and if informed, they will visit you. See the list below for Churches closest to the main hospitals:
St. Paul said to his disciple Timothy: “I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands” (2Tim 1:6), and “If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task.” (1 Tim 3:1) To Titus he said: “This is why I left you in Crete, that you amend what was defective, and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you” (Titus 1:5)
THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1799).
THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; . . . he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and . . . abides in me, and I in him” (Jn 6:51, 54, 56)