"Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord."
- Phil. 3:8.
The author of the letter to the Hebrews concisely lists the three Sacraments of Christian initiation thus, "those who have been once enlightened (baptism), tasted the heavenly gift (Holy Communion), and been partakers of the Spirit (Confirmation)" (Heb. 6:4). These Sacraments are efficacious signs instituted by Christ through His Body the Church for the beginning of and growth in the life of grace. For classes regarding instruction for reception of the Sacraments click here.
Irenaus of Lyons (130 A.D.) famously said, "that the glory of God is man fully alive." Since, Jesus is "the way the truth and the life" (Jn. 14:6) we only become fully alive to the degree we are united to Him. To this end, before Christ ascended into heaven. He founded His Church on Peter with the purpose of uniting men to himself through worship in "spirit and truth" (Jn. 4:24). It is through worship in Christ's Church that men receive the life that "is life indeed" (1 Tim. 6:19). If you are interested, in this life through entrance into the Catholic Church please call our office and speak to our Director of Faith Formation, Austin.
"Learn from me" (Mt. 11:29) our Lord told His disciples. Yet, to learn from our Lord, we must hear His words and imitate His actions. In the Sacred Scriptures we encounter Jesus in both words that "will never pass away" (Mt. 24:35) and His "example that we may follow in His steps" (1 Pt. 2:21). To this end, join one of our Scripture study groups, by emailing our Faith Formation Director, and join our on-going parish lectures click here.