Baptism

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.." Matthew 28:19-20

Baptism makes one a member of the body of Christ and incorporates one into the Church, sharing in its mission. The principal effects of Baptism are purification from sins and a new birth in the Holy Spirit. The Catholic Church baptizes all ages. For infants the Church requires formation and catechesis for parents in preparation for the baptism of their children. Only one class is required. Adolescents and adults are prepared for Baptism through a process called the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation). Please call the church office if you or your child needs to be baptized.

Check out this Sacraments 101 video on the Sacrament of Baptism from BustedHalo. 

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Holy Communion- The Eucharist

Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; ...he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and...abides in me, and I in him. " John 6:51, 54, 56

'The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.' Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1407

Check out this short video from Bishop Barron on the Real Presence of the Eucharist:

 

Typically, students prepare to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time in the 2nd grade. Students in the 2nd grade and must be enrolled in our religious education program ~ CCD at the beginning of the school year.  For enrollment information, please contact Gina Sallman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our CCD page for more information.

For Mass times, please check out our parish bulletins or our home page.



 

 

Reconciliation

The rite of reconciliation, often called "confession" is the sacrament in which Christ forgives our sins and reconciles us to our fellow Christians. Its sign or ceremony is the sinner's showing his sorrow by acknowledging his sins and the priest's words of forgiveness and reconciliation in Christ's name.

Check out these inspiring video explanations about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be celebrated any time, please call the church office for an appointment. Below are our regular schedule times that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered:

Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation are:

  • One half hour before Mass:
    • 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart
    • 6:00 p.m. Saturday, St. James
    • 8:00 a.m. Sunday, St. Augustine
    • 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Sacred Heart
    • 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sacred Heart
    • Check parish bulletin during Advent and Lent for additional times

Students enrolled in our CCD faith formation classes on Wednesday nights have the opportunity for confession during Advent and Lent.

Children usually make their First Confession in 2nd grade.  Students should be enrolled in our religious education program ~ CCD ~ at the beginning of the school year to be prepared to make the Sacrament.  For more information, contact Gina Sallman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 



 

 

Confirmation

"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.  Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, ....obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph # 1285

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the jr. high youth of Sacred Heart, St. Augustine and St. James occurs every 3 years.  Preparation for the reception of the Sacrament will occur at least one year before Confirmation. The next celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will be in the fall of 2017 for the 7th, 8th, 9th grade students of 2017 2018 school year.

Adults and young adults who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact the parish office.  Confirmation for young adults and adults can be received in the Spring.

Check out this clip from our Confirmation preparation video study series, CHOSEN from Ascension Press!  So powerful! Come Holy Spirit!

 

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Gina Sallman
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Marriage

The Sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.  It gives spouse the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1799) CCC # 1661

Check out these videos and study series on the Sacrament of Marriage, for those preparing for marriage and those who are already married:

 

Other links to check out regarding Marriage and Family Life.

  • Marriage Preparation Guide
  • Natural Family Planning
    • Please take a minute to watch this short video on Natural Family Planning by clicking here.

      There are NFP classes in our area! Usually held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, KS on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Practitioner Susie Leuger teaches the Creighton Model FertilityCare method of NFP.  Classes are for engaged or married couples and are introductory sessions that teach the participants the basics for using the method.  After attending this class, couples may work with instructor for individualized follow-up.

      You may contact Susie Leuger for more information, ask questions or RSVP for a session!  Her contact information is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can visit: www.annunciationfrankfort.org/nfp

  • Marriage Enrichment
  • Joyful Marriage Project
  • Difficult Situations
  • Catholic Parenting Newsletter 

If you are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Marriage, please contact the Pastor at least 10-12 months before the wedding.

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Holy Orders

'Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church...' Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1536

'The ministerial priesthood differs in essence from the common priesthood of the faithful because it confers a sacred power for the service of the faithful.  The ordained ministers exercise their service for the People of God by teaching (munus docendi), divine worship (munus liturgicum) and pstoral governance (munus regendi).  CCC #1592

POWERFUL testimonies of Fr. Mike Schmitz and Fr. Josh Johnson on their discernment into the priesthood.  Check it out HERE. 

If you are interested in learning more about Vocations, specifically to the Priesthood, we invite you to check out the Archdiocesan Vocations website at: http://kckvocations.com/



 

Anointing of the Sick

"Is any among you sick?  Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and  if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."  James 5:14-15

In the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, Christ uses the anointing and prayers of the priest to give comfort and strength to the soul and to the body of one seriously ill. We meet Christ here to receive his healing comfort, strength, and pardon. Anyone who is seriously ill, mentally or physically, may take part in it -- or a condition which is so serious as to demand surgery with a general anesthetic or even one who is weak from old age. Don't be afraid to call for the Pastor to minister this sacrament at every serious change in your condition.

In an emergency or serious illness if sick and confined to a home, entering a hospital or local nursing home, please notify the office.

Check out this well done video about the Sacrament of the Sick by clicking HERE.

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