Sacraments

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The Sacraments

 

Baptism

Baptism

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the Christian life. It is the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.”  CCC 1213

The Church encourages us to celebrate Baptism soon after birth. However, older children and adults are also welcomed to the sacrament.

Baptism is celebrated during or after one of our weekend Masses. Baptism preparation classes are held by appointment. Please call the parish office (920-773-2380) to begin the process.  

 

ConfirmationConfirmation

“By the sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.” CCC 1285

Teen Confirmation
Confirmation preparation is a part of the Religious Education Program and is usually celebrated senior year of high school.

Adult Confirmation
Adults seeking Confirmation should call the parish office (920-773-2380).

 

Holy Matrimony Marriage
Marriage is part of God's plan. It is part of the order of creation itself. The covenant of marriage is ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. The covenant between a husband and a wife is raised by Christ to the dignity of a sacrament.  CCC 1602, 1612

Marriage at Holy Trinity Parish:
To begin your preparation for your special day, please call the parish office (920-773-2380) to check availability/reserve your date and presider. From there, you will be provided with information on your marriage preparation. Please allow at least six months from the time you schedule your wedding to complete the necessary preparation. 

Part of your marriage preparation includes the Marriage in the Lord program through The Diocese of Green Bay:

To view/download the marriage preparation brochure, please click here.

 

Anointing of the Sick

“Christ’s compassion toward the sick and his many healings of every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that God has visited his people.”  CCC 1503, citing Luke 7:16

People with serious illness, preparing for surgery, suffering from a long-term illness, or experiencing weakness from the aging process are invited to participate in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.  Please contact Father Tony (920-286-4077).

 

Eucharist Eucharist
“In order to leave them a pledge of his love, in order to never depart from his own, and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return.” - CCC no 1337, citing Council of Trent

First Eucharist preparation is provided through the Religious Education Program. First Eucharist is usually celebrated in the spring for students in the second grade.

In addition to the weekend Masses, the Eucharist is celebrated during the week and on holy days. Please refer to the Mass schedule.

Please notify the parish office or Dennis and Karen Graff (693-8700) if you would like the Holy Eucharist to be brought to the homebound.

 

Reconciliation
“In this sacrament of healing we are reconciled to God and His Church.” CCC 1420-1498

Private Reconciliation is offered:
Saturday:  5:00 p.m. at St. Gregory
Sunday:  6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity

Reconciliation Services are held during Advent and Lent.

First Reconciliation
Children are prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation through the Religious Education Program and usually experience this healing sacrament for the first time in second grade.

Parents of older children (3rd grade and above) should contact the Religious Education Coordinator, Patty Wilhelm (920-773-2511) for more information.

 

Holy Orders

“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.” CCC 1536

For information on becoming a priest or deacon, contact Father Tony (920-286-4077). Parishioners are encouraged to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.