"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace"
1 Peter 4:10
Baptism is one of the sacraments of Christian initiation in which the person is freed from original sin, from personal guilt, and born again as sons of God. It is the beginning of new life. It is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. "Baptism gives us the grace of new birth in God the Father, through His Son, in the Holy Spirit." See John 3: 5 and Mt. 28:18-20 for Scriptural references.
A Baptism Preparation Class is required. To learn more about Baptism at Holy Family, please click the button below.
Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with Him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason confession entails both God's forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation.
See John 20:19-23 for Scriptural reference.
How to Go to Confession
Examination of Conscience
Preparation Instruction for First Reconciliation is part of our Faith Formation Program. Please click the button below to learn more about First Reconciliation.
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
Preparation Instruction for First Eucharist is part of our Faith Formation Program. Please click the button below to learn more about First Eucharist.
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Preparation Instruction for Confirmation is part of our Faith Formation Program. Please click the button below to learn more about Confirmation.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.
To learn more about the process of getting married at Holy Family, please click the button below.
Jesus Christ entrusted a mission to his apostles that will continue to be carried out in the church until the end of time. Holy Orders is the sacrament that confers this special apostolic ministry and mission that Jesus gave his apostles. In John 20: 21-23 Christ said "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me even so I send you." And when He said this he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
Just as Jesus called and set apart the apostles to lead and minister to God's people, God continues to call men to serve his people in the ordained priesthood of Christ.
Holy Family has been blessed with a number of parishioners discerning about vocations, including Neil Herlihy (who was ordained into the priesthood on May 28 at Christ the King Cathedral) and Jonathon Hanten.
For information about the religious life and the Diaconate please visit contact Father Miguel at 770-973-0038 ext. 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anointing of the Sick
As with the sacrament of Reconciliation, the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is another healing sacrament carrying on Jesus' own ministry of healing. This sacrament calls on God's healing for those physically or psychologically sick. See Mark 6:13 and James 5:14-15 for some of the Scriptural references.
This sacrament can be administered whenever needed by calling the parish office. This sacrament, just as with Reconciliation, can and should be received frequently for God's Grace.
Please contact the Parish Office at 770-973-0038, for more information.
RCIA for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation is both the Process used by people who are interested in joining the Catholic Church, as well as the vehicle for practical Catholics to strengthen their own faith by sharing it and participating in the RCIA journey.
To learn more about RCIA, please click the Learn More button below.