Information for the Receiving the Sacraments


The Sacraments

The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians.

The Sacraments of Initiation


The Sacraments of Healing


The Sacraments of Vocation


Anointing of the Sick

Father Jay DeFolco wants to know if someone is involved in a crisis requiring emergency pastoral care–Anointing of the Sick or Last Rites. Please call 360-691-2636 at any time and leave a voicemail. Messages are checked frequently. After hours please call or text to 360-739-5303.

If the person to be anointed or receiving last rites has been diagnosed with COVID-19 please include that information in your message and a priest who has been trained in the proper procedure for administering the Sacraments in this situation will be contacted. (March 25, 2020) 

The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Matrimony require special preparation



+ The Sacrament of Baptism of Infants and Young Children (under age 7) is normally celebrated on Sundays throughout the year at regular Mass times. 

+ Contact the parish office for preparation materials and baptism request form. Once the forms and preparation have been completed , you will be contacted with  available dates and times.

+ Preparation is required for parents if this is their first child being baptized, their first child being baptized at Holy Cross, or it has been more than 3 years since the last child’s baptism.

+ Preparation for godparents is encouraged but not required.  Godparents must be baptized, confirmed Catholics in good standing. Only one godparent is required. If you choose two godparents then one is a man and one is a woman. Godparents may not be the same as the parent of the child and must be at least 16 years old.

+ A copy of the child’s birth certificate is requested.

+ Preparation is available in Spanish or English.

Children Age 7+ who need Baptism should be registered in our RCIA for Children & Youth Program

Please contact LeeAnn at the parish office for more information. 360-691-2636

Need a copy of your Baptism Certificate? Please contact the parish in which you were baptized. If you were baptized at Holy Cross and need a copy of your Baptismal Certificate, call the Parish Office at 360-691-2636. Please allow 5 business days for your request. There is no charge for this service.

Engaged couples, who are registered in the parish, should contact us at least six months prior to your proposed wedding date. The Church requires preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage. Please call 360-691-2636.

For more information on the Sacraments of Confirmation, Communion and Baptism for Adults, please see the Religious Education, Youth and RCIA pages