The Sacraments

Baptism | Reconciliation | Eucharist | Confirmation | Matrimony | Holy Orders | Anointing of the Sick

A Sacrament is God’s love expressed as a free, undeserved gift.  God uses visible signs to communicate invisible love.  The Church witnesses to and celebrates the sacraments.

A sacrament is a powerful sign that God is alive and present in the world.  At Church, we are called to be sacrament, that is to be God’s hand and healing touch in the world.  At the same time, we celebrate the sacraments as our most important prayer.  This Church that celebrates sacraments is global, reaching to other faith communities throughout the world and joined in a common bond.  The Church is also local as a diocese or archdiocese, as a parish and as a community of faith in families.The Love of God has been poured into our hearts by His Spirit living in us.

 

Baptism

Infant Baptism:

Please call the parish office to register for the class in advance.  There is no charge for the class but we do ask that you register beforehand.

If you cannot stop by the parish office to pick up the necessary form, you may download this fillable PDF form: Baptism Information Form

Once the form is complete, you may e-mail the form to lhill@corpuschristicos.org or bring the completed form to the parish office.

Godparents are asked to complete the Godparent Information Form

Adult Baptism:

Adults who have not been baptized, and wish to do so, should contact Gary Niemerg at the parish office 719.633.1457 ext 15

 

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturday afternoons (see Mass schedule for times).

The normal time for children to receive their 1st Reconciliation is at the age of reason (approx. 7 years-old). We encourage all 2nd graders to be registered in our 1st Reconciliation workshops. 

Note: The Diocese of Colorado Springs requires that at least one full year of formal religious education should be taken before receiving this sacrament.

If you have any questions, please call Gary Niemerg at the parish office. 719.633.1457 ext 15

 

 

Eucharist

The normal time for children to receive their 1st Eucharist is in the Spring of their 2nd grade year. All 2nd graders need to be registered in our 1st Eucharist workshops. If you have any questions, please call Gary Niemerg at the parish office. 719.633.1457 ext 15

 

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation normally occurs during the 8th grade school year, with the sacrament itself being celebrated in late April or May. (Please note that at least one full year of formal religious education is required prior to the 8th grade year.)

Confirmation classes for 2020/2021 take place from 6:30-8 every Wednesday.  Confirmation Class Schedule – Fall 2020

Please contact Maria Poston at the parish office for more information: 719.633.1457 ext 26, or email at mposton@corpuschristicos.org

 

Matrimony

Congratulations on your engagement for Marriage!  May God bless you and your fiancée on your journey toward a closer relationship with Him and His Church!

Marriage Preparation Process at Corpus Christi Parish

Corpus Christi Marriage Prep Guidelines

Corpus Christi Rehearsal Guidelines

 

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which people called by God are ordained for ministry in the Church to serve God and all of God’s people. It is called Holy Orders, in the plural, because there are three different ministries, or orders: episkopos (bishop), presbyter (priest), and diakonos (deacon).

There are two kinds of deacons, permanent deacons and transitional deacons. The transitional deacon is a man who either has completed or is completing his seminary training and intends to be ordained a priest. A permanent deacon is a man who may be married who has discerned that he wants to serve as an ordained minister in the Church; however, he does not intend to become a priest but he takes a vow not to remarry once his spouse dies. Deacons proclaim the Gospel and preach homilies, witness marriages, baptize, and assist the priest in the Liturgy of the Eucharist. He is also assigned by the bishop to a pastoral care ministry, such as to a hospital, prison, hospice, Life Support Center, etc.

You may find more information about becoming a priest of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, how to become a permanent deacon in this diocese, or more about other religious communities serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs at their web page.

Please contact the Diocese of Colorado Springs Office for Vocations for more information. 719.636.2345

 

Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of anointing is for Christians whose health (physical, spiritual, or emotional) is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. In the past, people were in the custom of waiting to receive this sacrament until they were close to death. Although one may receive the sacrament as they near death, they should not wait to receive it. In fact, it can be better to be anointed at the beginning of serious illness while the sick person is still capable of active participation in the ritual.This sacrament may be repeated if a person recovers and then becomes ill again; when the illness becomes more serious; or if the person is chronically ill. Please contact Fr. Brian Roeseler at the parish office for more information. 719.633.1457 ext 11