St. Colman Parish, Turtle Creek, PA


A sacrament is defined as 'an outward sign instituted by Christ to give us grace.' We are invited to take part in the gifts of the Seven Sacraments throughout our Journey of Faith. There are sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, eucharist), sacrament of healing (reconciliation, anointing the sick), and sacraments of vocation (holy orders, matrimony).


Baptism
Matthew 28:19 - Instituted by Christ.
  • Baptism is the cleansing of original sin and a rebirth in the Holy Spirit.
  • Call Rectory for registration and parent program.
  • Note: Parents must attend Baptism Seminar before the actual Baptism. Please call for an appointment.
Reconciliation
Mark 2:7 - Only God has the power to forgive sins but He exercises this power through men.
  • Reconciliation (also referred to as Confession or Penance) is the means by which God forgives sins after baptism.
  • Saturday: 12 NOON - 12:45 PM
  • Anytime with appointment.
Holy Eucharist
Matthew 26:26-28 - Flesh of My Flesh & Blood of My Blood
  • Holy Eucharist (also referred to as Communion) is receiving Christ into our bodies through His Body and Blood.
  • See Mass Schedule.
  • Communion to the sick and shut-ins available.
Confirmation
Acts 8:14-17 - Laying of the hands
  • Confirming your faith and renewing your baptismal promise.
  • Adults: For information, please call the rectory.
  • Youth: After Religious Instruction
Matrimony
Luke 16:18 - As a constitution between a man and a woman
  • Matrimony (also referred to as Marriage) is the union of a man and a woman as a whole with God's blessings.
  • Call rectory for arrangements.
  • All couples are required to receive pre-marriage instructions.
Holy Orders
1 Tim 5:17,19-22 - Bishops and Priests
  • Holy Orders is the sacrament when a person dedicates their entire lives to serving the Lord.
  • See Diocese website for more information.
Annointing of the Sick
Matt 8:17 - Strength from the Holy Spirit
  • Brings spiritual strength during an illness, especially near the time of death.
  • Notify the Rectory for visits.
Website created 11/15/10 by Cathy Collins.