"Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life."-CCC 1210
Mass and Confession
Saturday 5:00PM St. Joseph
Sunday 8:30AM St. Augustine
Sunday 10:30AM St. Joseph
Tuesday 8:30AM St. Augustine
Wednesday 5:30PM St. Joseph
Thursday 9:00AM St. Joseph
Friday 7:30AM St. Joseph
Saturday 11:00AM St. Joseph
Sunday 7:45AM St. Augustine
Wednesday 4:30PM St. Joseph
"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." CCC 1213
Parents requesting baptism please call the Parish Office. Baptisms are scheduled with the Pastor and parents are required to complete the baptism preparation session for their child’s baptism. Additional Information
First Communion & First Reconciliation
"The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life. "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." CCC 1324
Educating our children in the love and worship of God is an awesome responsibility and a great privilege, which the Lord granted to us when he entrusted children into our care. Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist involves both second grade youth and parents. For more specific information, please refer to the Faith Formation page.
"Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, "Abba! Father!"
it unites us more firmly to Christ.
it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us.
it renders our bond with the Church more perfect.
it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross." CCC 1303
As we approach adulthood, this sacrament helps us confirm our faith. More information is provided on the Faith Formation page.
Anointing of the Sick
"The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick." CCC 1421
This sacrament is available for strengthening and support in many kinds of illness. The family, friends and caretakers of the sick have a special share in this ministry of comfort. Please contact our parish office to schedule as needed.
"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." CC 1601
This sacrament bonds two hearts together on our journey with Christ. Preparations should be made at least six months in advance, as a pre-nuptial interview and preparation program is required. Please contact the parish office for more information.
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate."
More information on Discernment of a Religious Vocations can be found on the Diocese of Duluth website.