Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments.  It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.  

First Communion/Confirmation

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.  Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts.  Both are part the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  First Communion and Confirmation classes are offered each Spring.  

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance is the first of two sacraments of healing.  The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. before Mass or by appointment.  First Reconciliation classes are offered in the Fall.  Weekly classes will take place in the GASB library from 3-4.  If you have a child in the second grade or older that would like to participate, please contact Fr. Joe (229-3548) or Mrs. Becker at GASB (229-3579). 

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is the second sacrament of healing. In this sacrament a priest anoints the sick with oil blessed specifically for that purpose.  The anointing of the sick can be administered to any member of the faithful who begins to be in danger by reason of illness or old age, but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Anointing of the sick is by appointment, contact Father

Marriage

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.  Contact Father for more information about getting married at St. Boniface or St. Gall Church. 

Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness. Women may be called to become a nun or sister, more info at Nun's Ministry website.  If you have been called to serve the Church or want to learn more contact Father.

Funerals

During this time of loss, the Parishes can provide prayers, support, and service.  Please contact Father Joseph to begin planning the funeral Mass.  Funeral dinners are provided by the St. Boniface or St. Gall Altar Societies, on a volunteer basis for all parishioners and their families.  For St. Boniface Parish funeral dinner arrangements, contact Adele Moneymaker at 509-228-0924.  For Uniontown Community Building rental information, contact Dave Jacobs at 509-229-3465.  For St. Gall Parish funeral dinner arrangements, contact Roxie Reisenauer at 509-229-3804.  For Colton Gun Club rental information, contact Debbie Niehenke at 509-597-7734.

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