Sacraments

The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence.
If you are looking for more information on the seven Catholic sacraments and how we celebrate them at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, please click on the name of the sacrament on the left. 

Sacrament of Baptism

baptismFor Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship whether we are baptized as infants or adults. The purpose of Baptism is to welcome people into the Catholic Church Community and to guide them along the way of Jesus Christ.

Baptism at St. Gregory Church

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every Sunday at 1:30pm in the Church. The last Sunday of each month is reserved for Baptisms in Spanish only.

Registration and attendance at a preparation class for both parents and godparents are required. Call the Ministry Office 954-473-6261, ext. 153, for an appointment to register for the baptismal preparation class and Baptism.

Requirements include:

  1. Willing to be an active member of the Catholic Church Community.
  2. Make a registration appointment for Baptism Preparation Class and Baptism.
  3. Secure a letter of eligibility from the Parish of the Godparents if they are not members of St. Gregory Church.

If you would like more information, please download our Baptism Instruction Sheet available in English.

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eucharistSacrament of Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

Receiving First Communion at St. Gregory

Please contact the Religious Education Department or RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) for more information about receiving First Communion.

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reconciliationSacrament of Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.

Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Gregory Church

Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered ½ hour before all weekend masses, except 7:30 AM. If a person wishes to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation at other times or individually, please contact the rectory at 954-473-6261.

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holyspiritSacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Gregory Church

Candidates for this sacrament are those who have been baptized and have been properly instructed. Please call the Rectory at 954-473-6261 or contact the Religious Education Department at extension 130 or 149.

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Sacrament of Marriage

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.

Sacrament of Marriage at St. Gregory Church

To be married at St. Gregory Church we ask that you be a registered member of the parish. Couples are required to attend a marriage preparation course and consult with the Director of Liturgy and meet other essential preliminaries. Please make an appointment with a priest at least six months in advance of the intended date. To arrange a meeting with one of the priests please call the rectory at (954) 473-6261.

For more detailed information regarding weddings at St. Gregory Church, please download the Marriage Guidelines.

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followmeSacrament of Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.

Sacrament of Holy Orders at St. Gregory Church

If you would like more information on religious vocations, please contact any clergy at St. Gregory Church by calling the rectory at 954-473-6261.

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Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.

Anointing of the Sick at St. Gregory Church

The Anointing of the Sick is for any Catholic, regardless of age, if his or her health is seriously weakened or who is going to have surgery. Contrary to many people’s belief, it can be received more than once if the original illness gets worse or if another serious sickness is diagnosed. It is important to remember that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick complements medical treatment. It does not replace it. God uses the skill of the medical staff as well as modern medical techniques to restore health.

If anyone is in need and wishes to receive the Anointing of the Sick, call the rectory at 954-473-6261.

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