Baptism is normally administered to infants in the Old Catholic Church. For children over 1st grade and adults, formal instruction is required. Please contact the parish office for more information. Adults in RCIA receive all of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil each year. Children do them at the appropriate ages or as needed.
The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the three sacraments of initiation, is also the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. It removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptized person into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation because, historically, it was administered immediately after the Sacrament of Baptism. Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday.
While Catholics in the West today normally make their First Communion before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the reception of Christ's Body and Blood, was historically the third of the three sacraments of initiation. This sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ.
Communion is the most important part of Catholic worship and it is administered at each Mass or Communion service to all baptized Catholics. At Glory To God, First Holy Communion is typically given to children in the 2nd grade and requires instruction. Adults needing this Sacrament must go through the RCIA process.
The Sacrament of Confession is one of the least understood, and most liberating (Jesus said “I have come to set the captives free” Luke 4:18), sacraments in the Catholic Church. In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often, even if they are not aware of having committed a mortal sin.
A first Confession is given to those in formal instruction such as RCIA or Religious Education before receiving their First Holy Communion. Confession, Communion and the Anointing are the only three Sacraments that can be repeated throughout our lives.
Marriage, a lifelong union for procreation (in some cases) and mutual support, is a natural institution, but it is also one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. It reflects the union of Jesus Christ and His Church.
Catholic persons wishing to be married please contact the office to make an appointment.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles. There are three levels to this sacrament: the episcopate, the priesthood, and the diaconate. At Glory To God Old Catholic Church Holy Orders is open to all with a valid vocation to the clerical life.
Anointing of the Sick
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength.
Those needing the Anointing of the Sick please call the parish office at 801-394-0204 or find a priest nearby to administer this Sacrament when needed.
Below is a definition of the Catholic understanding of each of the 7 Sacraments and how/when they are celebrated in our parish.