Sacraments

Sacraments

Baptism

Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Baptisms are scheduled by appointment. Contact the rectory at 412-766-6660.

Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist represents the Last Supper, the night Jesus was betrayed, Our Lord and Savior gave to the Apostles the Eucharistic which our Lord Jesus sacrifice his Body and Blood for enternal life.

The Eucharist is the celebration of the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. The consecration of bread and wine is the Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.  The sacrament of reconciliation is scheduled 10:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings, and after the 4 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

Confirmation

“To receive the Holy Spirit” Confirmation is defined as a sacrament of mature Christian commitment.

Contact the Parish staff for information on Confirmation. 508-966-1258

Marriage

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person.  It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.  Weddings at Assumption must be scheduled at least six months in advance.  Contact the Parish staff for information on weddings:  412-766-6660.

Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as “the sacrament of apostolic ministry.”  If you are hearing a calling to religious life, you can meet with Father Dennis or Father Dan to discuss.  More information is available at the Diocesan website, http://www.pghpriest.org.

Anointing of the Sick

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Contact the Parish staff for information on anointing of the sick. 412-766-6660.