SACRAMENTS

 

 

The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ, and to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct.

 

 

 

BAPTISM

 

 

Christ sent his apostles – “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The mission to baptize is implied in the mission to evangelize.

 

 

Baptisms at St. James begin with the parents and godparents attending two Baptism Preparation Classes. These classes are scheduled on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the parish hall. Please call the parish office to register for classes – 303-322-7449.

Baptisms are scheduled usually during, but sometimes before or after weekend Masses and sometimes daily Mass.

Godparents need to be practicing Catholics, at least 16 yr. of age and able to provide a copy of their Confirmation certificate and if married their church marriage license.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)

The Sacrament of Penance is necessary for salvation against our natural inclination towards evil, to heal us from every wound of sin.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Saturday – 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Sunday – 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Call for Confessions by appointment with Father Jose de Jesus Garcia

Sacrament of Marriage

 

The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state between a man and a woman has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws….God himself is the author of marriage and is a sign of Christ’s love for His Church.

 

Arrangements for a wedding are generally made at least 12 month in advance. Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment with Father Jose de Jesus Garcia. 303-322-7449

Sacrament of the Sick

We are still in our “earthly tent,” subject to suffering, illness, and death. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Call the parish office to have the priest visit the homebound or the sick or the dying in the hospital. Three times a year the Sacrament of the Sick or Anointing of the Sick is given at morning Mass. Call the parish office or watch the bulletin for these dates.

Sacrament of 1st Communion

The gift of receiving Jesus Christ at the table of the Lord in Mass and so beginning a life-long intimate friendship with Jesus, and the Sacrament of Confirmation, the sacrament in which we are called to make an adult decision to follow Christ and a deepening of the Baptismal gifts, –both sacraments are instructed and prepared through our Catholic School and our Religious Education Program.

Call the parish office for more details 303-322-7449.