Sacraments

Preparing for a sacrament is a graced time of learning and growing in faith. During the preparation process each person learns about the symbols involved in the ritual action of the sacrament. There are sacraments of initiation, healing, and vocation.

Throughout the process we help sacramental candidates to learn about the Catholic faith, and to learn about our relationship with the Trinity: God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. What does it mean to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ? How are we called to live as Catholic Christians? What can we do to become engaged parishioners, and vibrant members of our church community? How do we fulfill the Christian mission to go out into the world to serve the least among us and do what Jesus did?

We offer preparation programs and processes for people of all ages.  

Anointing of the Sick

Spiritual Care of the Sick

Anointing is a sacrament of healing for people in times of serious physical, mental or emotional illness.

The sacrament of the anointing of the sick is for people who are facing major surgery, serious illness, chronic illness and aging. The church recognizes that people need the healing and strengthening power of Christ in these difficult times. Saint Clement offers the sacrament of the anointing of the sick at weekend liturgies in spring and fall each year. Any parishioner may also receive this sacrament by simply making an appointment with one of the priests. Please contact Fr. Ken Simpson or Fr. Rex Pillai.

Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament of initiation where we are welcomed into the Christian community, claimed for Christ, and forgiven of sin.

Infant Baptism

No matter how close or distant your own relationship with God, the new life of your child has stirred a desire in you to seek baptism for him or her. In this sacrament, the Christian community promises to walk beside you in nurturing the faith of your child. Read More.

Adult Baptism

We welcome people of all ages into our community. The process for welcoming adults into the Roman Catholic faith is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Read More.

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process of spiritual and educational formation through which adults become fully initiated members of the Roman Catholic Church. Read More.

Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament of the Holy Spirit. Through this sacrament we receive the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Reverence, Right Judgement, Courage, and Wonder and Awe in God's Presence. We offer programs for both children and adults preparing for this sacrament. Read More.

Eucharist

The Eucharist is the bread of life, through it we celebrate and remember Jesus Christ. We come together as a community and break bread and eat together. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Read More.

Holy Orders

Ordination is the celebration of a special ministry of service, the vocation to the priesthood.

Explore the possibility of priesthood or religious life.

Life as a priest, religious sister or religious brother is a dynamic combination of creativity, challenge and fulfillment. We invite all single people to consider a religious vocation as a viable option for the future.
If you would like to explore the possibility of a religious vocation, please e-mail Fr. Ken Simpson.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Reconciliation is a gift of healing and forgiveness. Through the sacrament we are assured of God's loving forgiveness and we are reconciled with God, our faith community, and ourselves.

Reconciliation schedule: Saturdays, 4pm-4:45pm, Chapel

A priest is available for individual confession in the sacrament of reconciliation every Saturday from 4pm - 4:45pm in the chapel, or by appointment. Communal reconciliation services are held seasonally. 

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