There are 7 Sacraments in the Catholic Church. Throughout the life of a Christian, most will receive many and some will receive all.
Mysteries of Initiation, which include the Sacraments of Baptism, the Holy Eucharist (Communion) and Holy Chrismation (Confirmation) can be received by appointment with the Priest. The sponsor must be a practicing Catholic.
Mysteries of Holy Matrimony:
By arrangements with Priest at least six months prior to date of marriage. Witness must be a practicing Catholic.
Holy Mystery of Anointing:
This Sacrament can be received anytime a person is sick, not necessarily reserved for grave illnesses. If a person is hospitalized for a serious illness, call Father Rella immediately and inform the Hospital Chaplain.
Holy Mystery of Penance (Confession):
Confession is heard before or after Liturgy and by appointment with the Priest.
Rite of Christian Burial
This Rite is to be celebrated in the Church in addition to a blessing at the Funeral Home if requested. The Blessing at the Funeral Home is not done in Lieu of a Church Service. All contact with the Church for Funeral Arrangements should be done though the Funeral Director. The family should not contact the parish directly to make arrangements. The Priest does not go out to the grave site in most circumstances.
The Funeral Rites are sacred and the final blessings of the Church. Eulogies, sentimental remarks, or secular music, are not permitted to be incorporated during any of the Rites of Christian Burial in the Funeral Home, in the church, or at the gravesite. They are best saved for the Funeral Home after the sacred rites are performed or at the repast. Also, no requests to alter or modify the Rites will be accepted.
Special Divine Services:
Panachida (Memorial Service for the Deceased) and Paraklesis (Supplication for the Living) are served by special arrangement with the Priest.