Baptism is the sacrament of rebirth and new life. Jesus spoke of the significance of baptism: “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which give access to the other sacraments. (CCC 1213)
Baptisms at Our Parish
Baptism in English are held the second Sunday of the month at 2:00pm, it is necessary that parents and God-parents take a class. Classes in English are by appointment only (one class only).
Los Bautismos en Español son el primer y tercer sábado del mes a las 11:00 am, es necesario que los padres y padrinos tomen una clase (solamente es una clase). Las clases son el tercer jueves de cada mes a las 7:00 pm, dentro de la iglesia, o en otro salón de la parroquia. No es necesario hacer una cita para asistir a la clase. Para mas información acerca de las fechas para Bautizo y las clases por favor de chequear el calendario (abajo).
Confirmation marks us as God’s own children. By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. (CCC 1286)
YOuth Confirmation / Confirmación
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a one-year program, open to teens 13 to 17 years old. Classes are held weekly. The curriculum is divided into two broad sections:
Catechesis: Candidates learn what the Catholic Church believes and teaches through lectures and discussions. Each candidate is given a supporting book and a Bible.
Discipleship: Candidates learn the life of the universal Church through 4 units of study: Prayer, Study, Generosity, & Evangelization.
La preparación para el Sacramento de la Confirmación es un programa de un año, se pueden inscribir adolescentes de 13 a 17 años. Las clases se imparten semanalmente. El plan de estudios se divide en dos grandes secciones:
Catequesis: los candidatos aprenden lo que la Iglesia Católica cree y enseña a través de conferencias y debates. A cada candidato se le entrega un libro de apoyo y una Biblia.
Discipulado: los candidatos aprenden la vida de la Iglesia universal a través de 4 unidades de estudio: oración, estudio, generosidad y evangelización.
For information on adult confirmation at our Parish, contact our Parish Office at (650) 726-4674.
For information on Adult Confirmation at our Parish, contact our Parish office at (650) 726-4675.
The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian faith.” It is the Holy Eucharist that completes Christian initiation. Those who have been baptized and configured more deeply to Christ through Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. …the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith.
For information on Adult’s First Communion, contact our Parish office at (650) 726-4675.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament of Healing. “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.” Christ’s compassion toward the sick and his many healings of every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that “God has visited his people” and the Kingdom of God is close at hand. (CCC 1499 – LG 11, 1503)
Please contact the Parish Office for information about receiving this Sacrament: (650) 726-4674.
What is the anointing of the sick and when does someone need it?
Confession and Penance
Confession and penance are Sacraments of Healing. “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 – LG 11)
Confessions at our Parish: Saturday (Sabado) from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, or by appointment — please call the Parish office: (650) 726-4674.
Matrimony is a Sacrament of Vocation. The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature, it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. (CCC 1660)
Marriage at Our Parish
Couples planning to marry must contact a parish priest at least six months prior to the planned wedding. The parish marriage preparation program is required of all couples. Please call our parish office to get more information (650) 726-4674.
Marriage, Love and the Divine Life of the Trinity
Holy Orders is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It 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. It includes three degrees: episcopate (bishop), presbyterate (priest), and diaconate (deacon).
The ministerial priesthood differs in essence from the common priesthood of the faithful because it confers a sacred power for the service of the faithful. The ordained ministers exercise their service for the People of God by teaching, divine worship, and pastoral governance. (CCC 1536, 1592)
St. Patrick’s Seminary & University maintains as its primary purpose the initial and ongoing formation of Roman Catholic priests in a contemporary multicultural world, especially for dioceses within the Western United States and the Pacific Rim. Learn more: www.stpatricksseminary.org
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
8:30 AM — 5:30 PM
(Concludes with First Friday Devotions and Solemn Benediction)
All Other Fridays
8:30 AM — 12:00 PM (noon)
(Concludes with Benediction)