Sacraments provide a process by which adults and children are welcomed into the sacramental life of the Church.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of seven sacraments. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Marriage and Holy Orders). Through the sacraments, God shares His holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier.

Baptism

Baptism, the first of seven sacraments, brings us into a new life with Christ. It is the way in which original sin is removed and how a person becomes a member of the Catholic Church. Baptisms are available during Mass on the second weekend of each month or privately at any time arranged with the pastor. Find out more.

Eucharist

Public Masses have been temporarily  suspended until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, at which time we will resume offering Mass on Tuesdays through Sundays.  Until then, please watch our weekend Masses Online

First Eucharist / First Communion
First Communion is offered in the spring to all second graders who have not yet received. Offered through our faith formation program.

Low Gluten Altar Breads, approved for the Eucharistic Liturgy by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, are available by request. Please inform an usher or stop in the Sacristy before Mass if you need to receive a low-gluten host (contains less than 0.1% gluten).

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation and is traditionally celebrated following Baptism & First Eucharist. Offered through our faith formation program.

Reconciliation

Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available with Fr. Rick by appointment.  To schedule, please call the parish office  952-835-7101 or send an email to rbanker@stedwardschurch.org.

First Reconciliation
Offered through our faith formation program.

Anointing

Jesus came to heal the whole person, body and soul. When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the primary effect is a spiritual healing by which the person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage. The Church teaches that seniors can receive this Sacrament twice each year regardless of their health situation.

Private Anointing
If you or a family member are ill and want a visit or need the Sacrament of Anointing, call 952-835-7101 to schedule a visit.

Marriage

The sacrament of Marriage is a public commitment between two people to love each other unconditionally and to join with Christ and the Church in a never-ending bond of pure love.

Preparation
Six months to one year of preparation time is required for this sacrament. Click on the image to download a pdf of our Wedding & Marriage Booklet.

Holy Orders

Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God.
Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God’s call using the words of the prophet, “Here I am, send me” (Is 6:8). This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose His will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.