Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments, the "door" which gives access to all the others. It is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness beacuse it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. One of the three "sacraments of initiation," baptism remits original sin and incorporates the believer into the Church, the Body of Christ.

For infant baptism, please contact the office, 704.735.5575, for information on preparation and to schedule the celebration.

Adults, contact Fr. Miller at 704.735.5575.
Sacramental Confession is the liturgical celebration of God's forgiveness of sins. By his contrition, the confession of sins and satisfaction or reparation - together with the prayers of absolution by the priest - the penitent is reconciled with God and the Church.

Confessions are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Please check the Sacramental Schedule. Or any time by appointnment. 704.735.5575

Children preparing for First Holy Communion will be instructed and receive the Sacrament of Penance during their second grade Faith Formation year. Contact Mrs. Meg Barrett for more information.

Adults who have never had the Sacrament should first contact Fr. Miller.
The Mass is, at the same time and inseparably, the sacraficial memorial of the sacrifice of the Cross and the sacred banquet of communion with the Lord's Body and Blood. The celebration of the Eucharist is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. To receive communion is to receive Christ Himself. (CCC1382) Holy Communion is the second "sacrament of initiation."

Second graders are prepared to receive their First Holy Communion during Faith Formation classes on Sundays. Please contact Mrs. Meg Barrett for more information and to register your child.

Adults who have never had the Sacrament should contact Fr. Miller or call Mrs. Rosa Jimenez at the office 704.735.5575 for information and to register for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
Confirmation, the last "sacrament of initiation," completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of Holy Spirit which seal or "confirm" the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for a life of active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.

Confirmation preparation for young people is a two year process beginning in seventh grade. Please contact Mrs. Meg Barrett for more information and to register your child for Faith Formation.

Adults who have never had the Sacrament should contact Fr. Miller or call Mrs. Rosa Jimenez at the office 704.735.5575 for information and to register for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
Marriage is a covenant partnership of life between a man and a woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized persons, this covenant has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. (CCC1601)

Please contact Fr. Miller or Mrs. Rosa Jimenez at the office at least six months in advance of your intended date to schedule an appointment with Fr. Miller. 704.735.5575
Holy Orders is the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to His Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands. This sacrament has three distinct degrees or "orders": deacon, priest and bishop. All three confer a permanent sacramental character.

Is God calling you to religious life? Please contact Fr. Miller or Diocesan Director of Vocations
Fr. Christopher Gober at 704.370.3327. Write to him at 1123 South Church Street Charlotte, NC 28203-4003 or email vocationsmail@charlottediocese.org.
Also known as the "Sacrament of the Dying," a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age is administered the sacrament by the priest through prayer and anointing of the body with the oil of the sick. The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering infirmities, and the forgiveness of the person's sins.

Those who are seriously ill, anticipating surgery or weakened due to prolonged illness should please contact Mrs. Rosa Jimenez at the office 704.735.5575 to arrange to receive the sacrament from Fr. Miller. In case of an emergency call 704.740.7672
    * Unless otherwise noted, all Sacramental descriptions are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary