“The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ and, finally, to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it. That is why they are called ‘sacraments of faith… When the Church celebrates the sacraments, she confesses the faith received from the apostles.”

— Catechism of the Catholic Church 1123-1124

Sacraments of Initiation



First Communion

Sacraments of Healing

Penance and Reconciliation

(May to December) Saturday from 4:00 pm. to 5:00 pm.

(January thru Palm Sunday) Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Confessions are also available by appointment by calling the office.

Anointing of the Sick

Please call the parish office at 394-5181.

When the office is closed, follow the instructions on the answering system for contacting a priest in an emergency.

Ministry to the Sick/Homebound:

Those unable to attend Mass because of illness or age should contact Bill or Rosanne Christ at (239) 389-0945 to receive Communion at home.


Sacraments of Service


Holy Orders