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St. Rose of Lima Parish
3005 W Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414)342-1778
St. Michael Parish
1445 N 24th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 933-3143
 
stmichaelstrose@gmail.com
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm

Sacraments

The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and object, they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called "sacraments of faith." The sacraments impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.

Worship is integral to our lives as Christians. When we engage in the prayer and ritual of the Church, we are formed as Church. Our sacramental rites are of primary importance while we are gathered (archmil.org, 2016).

Baptism

The doorway of the Church

Eucharist

Sharing in the Last Supper with the Lord

Reconcilation

Receiving pardon of sins through God's mercy.

Confirmation

Enriching the baptized with the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Matrimony

A witness of creative and loving commitment before  God