Sacraments

The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131

 

  • Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist
  • Sacraments of Healing: Penance and Anointing of the Sick.
  • Vocational Sacraments: Marriage and Holy Orders.

 

 

Baptism

Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (Vitae spiritualis ianua) and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.

 

How do I schedule my child’s Baptism?

You must be a registered member of St. Ann Catholic Church for your child to receive the Sacrament. If you are not registered at the parish, you can register by filling out our registration form. 

To schedule your child’s Baptism, you must complete the following steps:

  • Provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate. This may be turned in to the parish office.
  • Fill out Baptism Registration form. This form is completed when you visit the parish office.
  • Submit the baptism fee- which covers all material associated with the Baptism sessions and celebration and additional recourses. This may be mailed/brought to the parish office.  (If paying by check in the memo line please note: Baptism fee)
  • Parents & God Parents must take a pre-baptismal course. To regsiter for the course please email: Karen Hidalgo (E) khidalgo@st-annschurch.org
  • God parents must turn in the God Parent Testimony form. (read below in regards to godparent )

Parents are asked to consider the following mandatory guidelines and norms when discerning godparents.

One godparent is sufficient although two are desirable. If two are selected, one should be male, the other female.
All godparents must complete and submit the Baptism Godparent Testimony Form found under Links below.
The mother or father of the child to be baptized may not serve as godparent.
The godparent must be at least 16 years old.
At least one of the godparents must be fully initiated into Catholic Church, having been Baptized, Confirmed, and received First Eucharist.
If the godparent(s) cannot be present at the baptism, the parents may appoint another qualified person to serve as a proxy. 

 

Parents are encouraged to prayerfully discern who they will invite to serve in the role of godparent for their child.

Funeral

The Funeral Rites of the Roman Catholic Church in the Order of Christian Funerals (1997) are celebrations which guide the Catholic community to pray for the deceased as well as those who mourn. These Rites necessarily embrace the death of the deceased, but also lead those gathered in faith by guiding their prayer for the mercy of God upon the deceased and hope for the fullness of God’s Kingdom lthrough the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ.

These norms are offered to assist Pastors, Parochial Vicars, Deacoins, Pastoral Administrators, and their pastoral staff to assist them in effectively preparing the Funeral Rites for the deceased withfmaily members and friends.

 

 General Norms for the Celebration of Roman Catholic Funerals In The Diocese of Raleigh