BAPTISM

The sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, please contact the Parish Office at 360-886-2229 or office@stbarbarachurch.org.

EUCHARIST

The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Jesus is contained, offered and received. This "Bread of Life" nourishes us and sustains us on our Christian journey. Children who are 7 years old or older are invited to prepare to receive Communion for the first time. Students need to be registered for the First Reconciliation/First Communion Faith Formation class. Contact Sara Hotchkiss at 360-886-2229 or re@stbarbarachurch.org.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation, along with Baptism and Eucharist, is a Sacrament of Initiation, welcoming us into our Catholic community. Confirmation unleashes the Holy Spirit received in Baptism, empowering us to proclaim the Good News of salvation in Jesus through our words and actions. For more information about Confirmation, contact Valerie Winston Healy at 360-886-2229 or vwh@stbarbarachurch.org.

RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation (Penance, Confession) is a Sacrament of healing. We recognize that God's love is always ready to restore, lift up and heal. God brings good even out of sin and failure, all we need to do is ask. Reconciliation is available the first Saturday of each month from 4:30-5pm in the main Church. Communal celebrations take place during Lent and Advent. You may also call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment any time: 360-886-2229.

ANOINTING

We are a healing community. Although sickness and suffering are inevitable parts of life, the prayer and support of the faith community helps to make these times not only bearable, but even spiritually meaningful. Those facing operations, dealing with significant chronic health situations, serious illness or in need of special spiritual or emotional support are invited to this Sacrament of compassion. Arrangements can be made for before or after Sunday Mass, by special arrangement or twice a year during Sunday Masses. Contact Fr. Dave for further information: 360-886-2229 or dar@stbarbarachurch.org.

MATRIMONY

The committed love between a husband and wife is the closest earthly image of a loving God. The community joins in celebrating with couples usually on a Saturday, but also possibly during a weekend liturgy. Engaged couples are asked to take part in one of a number of possible preparation programs. Marriage is usually celebrated in the home parish of either the prospective bride or groom. It is important to be registered in a parish. Catholic brides/grooms should have celebrated Confirmation prior to the wedding, as they are the primary ministers of the sacrament. Contact Fr. Dave for more information: 360-886-2229 or dar@stbarbarachurch.org.

HOLY ORDERS

Through Baptism, each of us is called to follow Jesus and spread the Good News of God's redeeming love. Some are chosen to be leaders of prayer and catalysts for faith community building as Priests in our Church. They are called to share in the ministry of the Bishop through preaching, teaching and sanctifying. In our Seattle Archdiocese ordinations typically take place at St. James Cathedral on the first Saturday in June. If you have questions or feel yourself drawn to the priestly or religious life, contact Fr. Dave at 360-886-2229 or dar@stbarbarachurch.org.

St. Barbara Catholic Church

32416 6th Ave, Black Diamond, WA 98010

office@stbarbarachurch.org

360-886-2229

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