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Sacraments & Formation

Anointing of the Sick

In the Church’s Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.
Individuals may request this sacrament by calling the Parish Office and arranging with one of the priests.
The next Anointing Mass is Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm.

 

Baptism

“Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to the life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
Parents are the principal and first educators of their children. To assist parents in preparing for their child’s Baptism, the parish provides classes the first Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Office. Please call the Parish Office to register.
Persons over the age of 7 who have never been baptized, or baptized in another faith tradition are asked to call the Parish Office, ext. #240 and inquire about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
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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, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285
At Our Star of the Sea Parish, young people in the eighth grade prepare to celebrate the sacrament. IF you have any additional questions, please call the Parish Faith Formation Office.

Persons over the age of 14 who have not celebrated Confirmation are asked to contact Sr. Lucy Clynes, DW at 285-2698 or srlucyclynesdw@olsspvb.org.
Important Dates:
Confirmation Retreat 2019 – Coming Soon
Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00am
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Eucharist for the First Time

 

“The Holy Eucharist completes Christian Initiation… The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life’ (Lumen Gentium, Vatican Council II). The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324
Baptized Catholic children generally receive the Eucharist for the first time in Grade 2. The immediate preparation involves the children and their parents in formation sessions. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Faith Formation Office.

Important Dates:
First Holy Communion 2019 – Every Sunday during the Month of May

 

Children’s Faith Formation

Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish offers Faith Formation for students in grades K-8 who are not currently attending a Catholic School. Registration Forms are available in the Religious Education Office, or may be downloaded (see below). All students must be newly registered each year.
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R.C.I.A. for Adults

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for any adult who is not baptized, any adult who was baptized in another Christian faith tradition, or any baptized Catholic who has not received their First Communion and/or First Penance. RCIA prepares these adults for full communion with the Catholic Church.
Classed for adults begins September 2018.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, please call the parish office (904) 285 2698.
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R.C.I.A. for Children

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is also the norm for the initiation of children of catechetical age (usually age seven and above) who are unbaptized or baptized in another faith tradition. The RCIA process is adapted to meet the special needs of children and youth.

For additional information, please contact Sr. Lucy Clynes, DW at (904) 285-2698 or srlucyclynesdw@olsspvb.org.

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