“Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1210
“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
For Baptism of infants, please contact the parish office (81-765-3568). If your child is over the age of 6, or you are an adult seeking baptism, please contact Cassidy Johnson (810-765-8300).
“Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Since Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist form a unity, it follows that “the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time,” for without Confirmation and Eucharist, Baptism is certainly valid and efficacious, but Christian initiation remains incomplete.”
Our Lady on the River Parish offers formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 7th & 8th grade years through our 1st-8th grade faith formation program. If you are an adult seeking Confirmation, please contact Cassidy Johnson (810-765-8300).
“In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.””
Preparation for First Holy Communion is offered through our 1st-5th Grade Faith Formation program. If you are an adult seeking to receive 1st Eucharist, please contact Cassidy Johnson (810-765-8300).
Confession (Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation)
“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”
Lumen Gentium, 11
Our Lady on the River Parish offers Confessions following the 9:00AM Mass on Fridays (Holy Cross Site), at 3:00PM on Saturdays (St. Catherine Site), and by appointment. Please call the parish office (810-765-3568) to schedule an appointment with a priest.
Anointing of the Sick
“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”
Lumen Gentium, 11
To schedule the Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office (810-765-3568).
“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”
To inquire about marriage preparation or schedule a wedding, please contact the parish office (810-765-3568).