Our community life at Christ the King Parish is best expressed in our understanding and celebration of the seven sacraments. These sources of spiritual vitality are intimately bound up with our humanness and employ the most common things of earth (water, bread, wine, oil, words of commitment and forgiveness). At the same time, we never lose sight of the reality that sacraments say more about our God than they do about us. Through the sacraments, we encounter a God who:
• cares for us from the cradle to the grave;
• binds our faith family together, despite our many flaws;
• teaches us the sacredness of the created universe, which is the first “sacrament” of God’s existence and presence to us.
As a parish, we express our faith through the sacraments as follows:
In Baptism, God welcomes us as sons and daughters into the Christian family, the Body of Christ on earth.
In the Eucharist, our God invites us to the family table, where the Risen Christ becomes the food that sustains us on the daily journey of our lives.
In Confirmation, the Holy Spirit promises to be our strength, especially when the road of life gets rough.
In Marriage, our faithful God of love invites committed couples to let their mutual love and fidelity serve as a sign of God’s passionate caring for all people, everywhere.
In Holy Orders/Priesthood, God calls some from among the community to be compassionate servant-leaders, who inspire others to live in Christ and make a difference in the world.
In Reconciliation, God speaks words of forgiveness and renewal through the Church’s chosen confessor.
In the Anointing of the Sick, God says, “Do not be afraid. I am with you to heal both body and spirit”; and, “I will be waiting for you at the end of your journey on earth.”
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