Category Archives: Sacramental

The Guidelines for the Celebration of Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities has been Revised.

The recent revision of this document, developed by the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was approved by the full body of the USCCB at their June meeting. View full text at or download a pdf version at

Instruction from the Congretation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding cremation and the disposition of cremated remains

At Roman noon today the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an instruction issued regarding cremation and the disposition of cremated remains.

The highlights include:

  • Cremation is permitted so long as it is not chosen specifically as a means of denying some part of the Catholic faith.
  • Cremated remains are to be inurned integrally and permanently.
    • This should take place in a cemetery, a church, or other designated and consecrated area
    • Cremated remains are not to be reserved in private homes.
    • Cremated remains are not to be divided among multiple locations.
    • Cremated remains are not to be scattered.
    • Cremated remains are not to be preserved in mementos, jewelry, or other objects.

You can read the document in its entirety and relevant commentary here:

RCIA Workshop on Conversion – November 19th



The Office of Worship is holding a day of reflection for parish RCIA teams on November 19th with Dr. Jerry Galipeau from World Library Publications at St. Cecilia Parish.  Early-bird registration ($30) will close on October 28th and regular registration ($35) will close on November 11th. They will also take walk-ins ($45) if space allows. You may register online here:

Conferencia Sacramental-Sacramentos y La Mision Social


En este Año de la Misericordia se nos anima a practicarlas obras de misericordia corporales y espirituales. Se nos recuerda que el amor hacia las viudas y los huérfanos, los presos, los enfermos y los necesitados de todo tipo, es tan esencial para la Iglesia como el servicio de los Sacramentos y el anuncio del Evangelio (Deus caritas est # 22). Como Papa Benedicto XVI escribió: “la naturaleza íntima de la Iglesia se expresa en una triple tarea: anuncio de la Palabra de Dios (kerygma-martyria), celebración de los sacramentos (leitourgia), y ejercer el ministerio de la caridad (diakonia). Estas tareas que se implican mutuamente y no pueden separarse “(Deus caritas est # 22). En este Año de la Misericordia, ven y aprende acerca de las conexiones íntimas entre la misericordia de Dios vivida en nuestra misión social y los sacramentos de la Iglesia en la conferencia titulada “Los Sacramentos y Misión Social”.

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Coming Soon/Ya Viene

INSTAGRAM-SACRAMENTALCONFERENCEStay tuned for the opening of registrations for the 2nd Annual Sacramental Conference – “Sacraments and Social Mission.”  The bilingual conference will offer more in depth training for catechists, particularly catechists of sacramental preparation (RCIA, Baptismal Prep, First Communion, First Reconciliation, Confirmation, etc.)  See you there!

It was a very special evening for some very special candidates!

Cardinal DiNardo confirmed several youth with disabilities, along with the St. Ignatius Loyola youth, last night. Some of whom served as “buddies” to those attending the adapted Confirmation preparation process offered at their parish during the year. Congratulations to all the candidates. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide and bless you!


03 Podcast Sacramental-Evangelizacion y Sacramentos

En este episodio:

-la relación entre la evangelizacion y los sacramentos
-la musica de RP Band
-Pueden ser los padres los padrinos de sus hijos?


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Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica-Sacramentos y Evangelizacion

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Sacramental Podcast-Episode 02

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The second episode of the Sacramental Podcast is out!
In this episode:
-our role in the celebration of the sacraments
-interview with Debbie Jones
-Catholic music from Jackie Francois

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