Information for the Receiving 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
BAPTISM ~ COMMUNION ~ CONFIRMATION
The Sacraments of Healing
RECONCILIATION ~ ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Sacraments of Vocation
MARRIAGE ~ HOLY ORDERS
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
BAPTISM OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
+ 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.