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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday Evenings 3:45- 4:45 PM

Anytime by Appointment

 

On Easter Sunday evening, Christ instituted the Sacrament of Reconciliation when He breathed the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."  (See John 20:22-23) The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version. Second Catholic Edition. 

We must ask for forgiveness, always with the realization there is no sin too great to be forgiven.  When we confess our sins, it is not what we do, but that which we receive from God through His infinite love and mercy.  Reconciliation not only provides us with insight as to the recognition of sin, but develops a healthy conscience, truly healing us and the community. 

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism

When Christ was baptized by Saint John, the Sacrament of Baptism was instituted.  He then instructed his apostles to go and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Baptism is a renewal, removing all sin including original sin, thus making us heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven.  We truly become children of God, members of Christ and members of His Church. 

Sacrament of Marriage

 If you would like to be married in St Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, please call the church office to schedule the ceremony. We can be reached at (704) 872-2579. We ask that you call at least six months in advance to secure your wedding date. 

Marriage

In the beginning when God created man, He established marriage between a man and a woman.  With the attendance of Jesus Christ at the wedding feast of Cana, marriage was elevated to a Sacrament.

Marriage not only provides an environment for the welcoming of and desire for children, it also creates an atmosphere of stability for a loving family.  This promotes the health and growth of children both spiritually and physically, thus ensuring the sacredness of family.