Sacraments 2018-02-28T08:47:39+00:00

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 is the first of seven sacraments. 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 2nd weekend of each month or privately at any time arranged with the pastor. Find out more.


Mass is offered Tuesday through Sunday throughout most of the year.

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, learn more about First Communion.

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).


The Sacrament of Confirmation is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation and is traditionally celebrated following Baptism & First Eucharist. Find out more.


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.


Saturdays: Noon-1:00pm
No Reconciliation on Saturday, March 17.

Holy Week 2018:
Tuesday | 4:00–6:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–Noon
Thursday & Friday | Noon–2:00pm

First Reconciliation
Offered through our faith formation program, learn more about First Reconciliation.


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.

Mass of the Anointing
A Mass of the Anointing is offered on the First Tuesday of every month (except February) at our 6:30pm Mass.

Private Anointing
For a private anointing, please contact Fr. Brian at bfier@stedwardschurch.org or 952-835-7101.


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.

Six months to one year of preparation time is required for this sacrament.

Contact Deacon Jim DeShane, Director of Pastoral Care & Marriage Coordinator at 952-835-7101, ext. 220.

Wedding Guidelines

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.

Please contact Fr. Brian at bfier@stedwardschurch.org for information about Holy Orders.

Becoming Catholic:

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)