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   THE SACRAMENTS

  The seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.
 
  

In ancient Roman days, a "sacramentum" was a solemn oath which a man took according to law. Literally, the word meant "a sacred act," for an oath was considered to be a sacred thing, as the poet says, "Man's word is God in man."
 
 The Sacraments of Baptism, Reconcilliation, Anointing of the Sick and Marriage in the Roman Catholic Church are available at Holy Cross Church. Funerals Services are also performed at our church. Please click on the individual sacrament list for more information or call us at the rectory.    

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