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. The sacraments form an organic whole in which each particular sacrament has its own vital place. In this organic whole, the Eucharist occupies a unique place as the "Sacrament of sacraments:" "All the other sacraments are ordered to it as to their end."
For more information on the Sacraments, please contact the office or check the parish calendar.
At Baptism, your child is welcomed with great joy into the larger Christian community, as well as into the parish family of St. Elizabeth. In this sacrament, the parish community and the entire Christian community promise to help you in nurturing the faith of your child. To schedule a Baptism or if you have any questions please call the office at 772 336 0282.
Saint Elizabeth also helps you, as parents, prepare for the baptism of your child.
Steps for having your child baptized
•If this is you first child, you are required to take a Baptismal Preparation Class.
Requirements for Godparents
•Godparents are to be at least 16 years old and confirmed Catholic. They should be practicing their faith and willing to support their godchild in a life of faith.
Date and Times of Baptisms
•Baptisms may be celebrated at 2nd Sunday after the 12:00 p.m Mass
•If there are special circumstances, we can assist you with other arrangements for baptism at St. Elizabeth
If you have questions about adult baptism (RCIA), please call the office.
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. Reconciliation times are: Saturday 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m or by appointment
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. Communion of the Sick: If you are unable to attend church please contact the parish office at 772 336 0282 so we may make arrangements to have a Priest or Eucharistic Minister come to you.
Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Diocese and parish offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.
Marriage preparation programs take different forms. Some couples attend a weekend retreat; others are matched with a "sponsor couple"; and others participate in a series of marriage preparation classes offered by their parish or diocese. "Your wedding lasts a day, but your marriage lasts a lifetime." The Church encourages couples to invest time and energy into the all-important work of preparing for their married life together.
For couples planning to marry, please give us a call at 772 336 0282
Men become priests today as always -- by the sacrament of holy orders -- the laying on of the bishop's hands and prayer. Through this sacrament Christ changes the man internally, giving him the powers of the priesthood. There are different orders or degrees in the priesthood: a deacon, a priest, and a bishop. Priests and bishops are not married, although there are some priests who are ministers from another faith tradition who join the Catholic Church and want to serve as a priest. If you have any questions or interested in the priesthood please call the Church Office at 772 336 0282
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. Give us a call at 772 336 0282 for Anointing of the Sick at Hospital or at home.