All you who are thirsty, you who have no money, come, buy grain and eat; Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what does not satisfy? Only listen to me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare. ~ Isaiah 55: 1-2
Sacraments Anointing of the Sick
Anyone who is physically, emotionally or spiritually broken is invited to take part in this wonderful Sacrament, trusting that God loves us best and wants us to be fully well.
God desires for us to be healthy, to experience wholeness in mind, body, and spirit. When any part of us experiences brokenness, we are in need of this Sacrament.
Prior to Vatican II, this sacrament was reserved for extreme cases of illness and usually only administered before death (called “Extreme Unction,” or “last rites”). Vatican II restored this Sacrament to reflect the healing ministry of Jesus.
Once or twice each year at St. Margaret of Scotland, a communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick is held at a Eucharistic liturgy.
But any time an individual is in need of receiving the Sacrament, one need only call the Rectory at (314) 776-0363 to make a request.
The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the Catholic Church’s Sacraments of Initiation, is a sacred ritual where a person becomes a new creature, dying and rising with Jesus, through water and the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation, whereby an individual accepts their Christian identity, invests in their own faith development, and becomes a fully-initiated member of the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Penance, Confession, or the Sacrament of Forgiveness) is the grace-filled event at which we recognize our sinfulness, receive absolution, and celebrate the freedom of being right with God once again.
The Sacrament of Matrimony (Marriage) is a covenant that mirrors the mutual commitment between God and his people.
Some of us are called to deepen and redefine how we live, serve and love as Christ did, through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The deepest desire of bishops, deacons, and priests is to love God and be of service to God’s People.