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A sacrament is an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us by the work of the Holy Spirit. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1131, 774)
In the Catholic Church there are 7 sacraments:
Holy Eucharist are designated as Sacraments of Initiation because they bring a person into membership in the Church.
Penance & Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are designated as Sacraments of Healing.
Marriage and Holy Orders are designated as Sacraments at the Service of Communion because they are primarily directed toward the salvation of others (serving others through the community of the Church). (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, pgs.526-527)
What sacraments can be received at UIW?
Sacraments are appropriately celebrated in the parish community. The University of the Incarnate Word, as a temporary faith community for students during their time at UIW is designated to assist UIW students in receiving their sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist) by providing classes or referring them to a local parish. Sacraments for the children and/or family members of students, faculty, and staff may be arranged for at their parish for which they are registered.
Many students meet their future husbands or wives while at UIW and wish to celebrate the sacrament of Marriage in Our Lady's Chapel. UIW is designated to have weddings in Our Lady's Chapel with the consent of the Pastor of St. Peter of the Apostle Catholic Church. (see Weddings at UIW for more information). Alumni are eligible to celebrate their Marriage in Our Lady's Chapel within two years of their graduation.
What is Confirmation? Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seals and confirms the baptized in union with Christ and calls them to greater participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church. (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, p.507)
Click on the link above to learn more about how you can receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
What is the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation? Also called the Sacrament of Confession, Reconciliation, Conversion, and Forgiveness, this is the Sacrament in which sins committed after Baptism are forgiven. It results in reconciliation with God and the Church. (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, p. 523)
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.
Weekly Reconciliation is scheduled at 11:30 am every Friday
in Our Lady's Chapel or any time by arrangement with Fr. Tom,
AD 150 or 210-829-3131.