Sacramental Preparation

  • Baptism - "Baptism saves you now. It is not a removal of dirt from the body but an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 3:21) The washing of water in Baptism ushers a child or adult into the family of the Church and the beginning of salvation. Parents are asked to contact the parish about their child's baptism as soon as possible, preferably within the first six months of pregnancy.

    Marriage - "A man shall leave [his] father and [his] mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31) Marriage is a sacred covenant among Christians because their love becomes an example to the world of Christ's love for the entire Church. 
    Engaged couples must contact the Pastor 6-9 months in advance to allow for the Marriage Preparation Program. More information about preparation for Matrimony in the Fargo Diocese can be found at their webpage.

    Anointing of the Sick - For times of serious illness, Christ entrusted to His Church a sacrament for their strength and healing. "Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the church and the priests will pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer will save the sick person." (James 5:14) Contact the parish in times of illness or before surgery to arrange to receive the Anointing of the Sick.

  • For Non-Catholics God, our Creator, deeply desires us to know His love for us. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus established a channel for his grace to flow into us and make us his people. This is the Catholic church.

    What is RCIA? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process in which adults prepare to enter the Catholic Church. RCIA introduces and explains the teachings, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic faith and prepares individuals to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, discernment, and formation to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist).