Sacrament comes from the Latin word Sacramentum, which is how we usually translate the Greek word for ‘mystery.’ It could also be translated as ’a military oath of allegiance.’ From that perspective, there are two key thoughts here:
1) The Christian idea of ‘mystery.’ When we talk about a mystery (ie the Mystery of faith), we’re not trying to be Sherlock Holmes and solve something, but instead are invited to discover the many layered ways in which God is working in our lives.
2) The idea of an oath, pledge, guarantee, or promise: In every Sacrament, God renews His promises to give us grace (strength to do what we need to do), and we are invited to promise to love and follow Him.
YouCat explains further:
Celebrating the Christian Mysteries (Sacraments) is about encountering Jesus in Time. Until the end of time He is present in His Church. The most profound encounter with Him on earth is liturgy (divine worship.) …just as a man breathes air in order to stay alive, so too the Church lives and breathes by celebrating the liturgy. God himself is the one who breathes new life into her day by day and enriches her with gifts through His Word and His Sacraments. -YouCat 166
Join us in celebrating all the Sacraments at Holy Trinity Parish.
Anointing of the Sick
- If someone in your family is ill and requires one of our priests to anoint them, please contact the parish office at 780-960-0135.
- Baptisms take place on the second & fourth weekends of each month. A Baptism Preparation Course is mandatory and classes are held every month. Please visit www.trinitycatholic.net/baptism for more information.
- We also offer Christian initiation programs for adults (RCIA) and children who have reached the age of 6 who have not been baptized or who were baptized into another Christian community. Visit www.trinitycatholic.net/jointhechurch for more information.
Eucharist & First Communion
- See our Mass times page for our weekly and daily celebrations of the Eucharist.
- First Communion preparation is offered to children beginning in grade 2. Please visit https://www.trinitycatholic.net/firstreconciliationfirstcommunion/ for more information.
- Confirmation Preparation is offered to young people in our parish beginning in grade 6. Please visit www.trinitycatholic.net/confirmation for more information.
- If you’re newly engaged and planning to get married, congratulations! If you wish to get married at Holy Trinity, please contact the parish 6 months prior to the proposed marriage date to arrange a meeting at 780-960-0135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about our Marriage preparation programs at www.trinitycatholic.net/marriage.
Priesthood/Permanent Diaconate (Holy Orders)
- God is still calling workers to His vineyard. If you think you might have a call to serve Him as a priest or permanent Deacon, please contact Fr. Marc Cramer at the vocations office at 780-469-1010, or come see Fr. Paul in the parish office.
- Confessions are available from 4-5pm on Saturdays (prior to the 5pm vigil Mass), from 5:45-6:30pm on Tuesday evenings, or at any time in the parish office by appointment.
- First Reconciliation preparation is offered to children beginning in grade 2. Please visit https://www.trinitycatholic.net/firstreconciliationfirstcommunion/ for more information.