Sacraments

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:
Parents who wish to have their children, infants through age 6, baptized should call the church office, 525-0262, to arrange an interview with a priest. After the interview, parents attend the Baptism instruction for Parents class, which covers the details of the sacrament and Catholic parenting. Parents seeking baptism of their first child should meet with the pastor. Learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: 

Click here for the Reconciliation Schedule at Transfiguration.  The Sacrament of Penance is the means by which God forgives sins after baptism is confession: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). God had sent Jesus to forgive sins.  After Jesus had been resurrected, Jesus told the apostles, "‘As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’" (John 20:21–23).  .  Learn more about the Sacrament of Penance from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST:

Jesus said,  "‘I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh " (John 6:51–52)." 
See Mass Schedule for the celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Learn more about the Sacrament of the Eucharist from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 1316, “Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the Sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiations, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.”  If you are an adult seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, please see RCIA. Learn more about the Sacrament of Confirmation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB). The sacrament of confirmation is found in Bible passages such as Acts 8:14–17, 9:17, 19:6, and Hebrews 6:2, which speak of a laying on of hands for the purpose of bestowing the Holy Spirit.


SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY:

Arrangements for marriage should be made with a parish priest at least six months in advance. A marriage date can be set only after an office appointment with a parish priest. Couples preparing to wed must complete the Pre-Marital Inventory and attend one of the marriage preparation programs recommended by the Diocese. Please call the parish office to set an appointment with a priest to begin the process. Learn more about the Sacrament of Matrimony from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB).

Pre Cana
“I will betroth you to me forever.” Hosea 2:19-20
Pre Cana is a Diocesan run program administered several times throughout each year.
Any couples planning on marriage must contact the priest for information and registration.


ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
This sacrament of healing and strength is available for all sick, elderly, hospitalized, or homebound. Individuals are encouraged to receive the sacrament of anointing prior to admission to the hospital, if possible, especially for elective procedures. Please call the office to make an appointment or place a request.  Learn more about the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)


SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS: 

Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders are consecrated in Christ's name "to feed the Church by the word and grace of God." Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.  Men and women interested in the priesthood or religious life are encouraged to speak to a priest in our parish office. Learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders from the US Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB).

 
 

 

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TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC PARISH
4000 43rd Street North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33714
Church Tel.: (727) 525-0262 || ECC Tel.: (727) 527-2880