Sacraments

Signes extérieurs de la grâce intérieure, les sacrements correspondent à la nature humaire, à la fois spirituelle et sensible.  Des gestes, des paroles, des symboles sont utilisés tout au long de la liturgie sacramentelle car, en tant qu'être humain, nous avons besoin de voir, d'entendre, de toucher et de sentir.  À travers les sacrements, ce sont les actes du Christ qui continuent, ils tirent leur source des gestes mêmes du Christ.  Les sacrements sont des actes qui nous unissent au Christ par l'action de l'Esprit Saint: ils relient les hommes à Dieu mais aussi à leurs frères, ils nous font entrer dans le Corps du Christ, donc de l'Eglise.


Sacraments are celebrations of special moments of encounter between God and human beings. They are not, obviously, the only occasions when human beings consciously respond to God who is forever offering His love and friendship, but they are times when, the Catholic Church teaches, a person's relationship with God is assuredly initiated or deepened or strengthened or healed.


The section on the left will introduce you to the Catholic Church's teaching on the seven sacraments. The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1113) Sacraments are "powers that come forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1116). The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ and, finally, to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen and express it (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1123).


Descriptions courtesy Archdiocese of Toronto


 


Baptemes des enfants: Contactez Nicole Ottershagen ( 519-869-6669)


 


Baptèmes des adultes: Contactez le curé ( 519-542-8292)


 


Premières reconciliations: Contactez Rose Marie Shoniker ( 519-542-8232)


Premières communion: Contactez Rose Marie Shoniker ( 519-542-8232)


Confirmation:  Ce sacrement est offert à tous les deux ans dans notre paroisse. Prochaine Confirmation est en 2014. 


Mariage: Contactez le curé ( 519-542-8292)


Sacrement des malades: Contactez le curé ( 519-542-8292)