& the Church groups them as follows…

Sacraments of Initiation


…the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”5  (CCC 1213)

For children younger than 7 years old at the time of baptism two classes are required for parents:

  1. CLASS #1: Baptism Information Class. Parents only, no godparents at this class. This class must be taken first. This class is one hour in length.
  2. CLASS #2: Baptism Preparation Class. Both parents and godparents must attend this class. This class is four hours in length.
  • No children are allowed at the Information or Preparation classes.
  • Classes begin promptly. If you arrive late, you will be asked to attend the next month’s class.
  • Parents: Please do not select your godparents until after you have attended the Information Class.
  • Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the second class.
  • There is no fee for baptism, however a donation at the second class is greatly appreciated.
  • The Church encourages parents to baptize their children soon after birth, so you may attend Baptism Preparation prior to the birth of your child.

 Godparents must be:

  • Practicing Catholics who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.
  • If married, must be in a marriage that is recognized as valid by the Catholic Church.
  • If single, must be living as a chaste, single person.
  • If single, must not be living with boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • It is customary to have two godparents, however only one is required.
  • If two godparents are chosen, one must be male and the other female.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Godparents must attend Baptism Preparation class.
  • Parents and Godparents must sign an oath that the godparents meet these requirements.

Godparents must provide the following certificates:

1.  Baptism     2.  Confirmation     3.  First Holy Communion    

 4.  If married,  Sacrament of Marriage

Please see our bulletin or call the Parish Office for our next Information Class.

Children: Ages 7 through Grade 5: Athena Mota de Alcantara ~

Teens: Grades 6-12: Josh Wilson ~

Adults: Deacon Tom Bishop ~


The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace…

“By the sacrament of Confirmation [the Baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.”  (CCC 1285)

Please contact the corresponding coordinator:

Children: Ages 7 through Grade 5: Athena Mota de Alcantara ~

Teens: Grades 6-12: Josh Wilson ~

Adults: Deacon Tom Bishop ~


“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'”133 (CCC 1323)

Please contact the corresponding coordinator:

Children: Ages 7 through Grade 5: Athena Mota de Alcantara ~

Teens: Grades 6-12: Josh Wilson ~

Adults: Deacon Tom Bishop ~

Sacraments of Healing


On Easter night the Risen Christ gave to his Apostles his own power to forgive sins:

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you…. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”  (John 20:21-23)

“The whole power of the sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God’s grace and joining us with him in an intimate friendship.”   (CCC 1468)

If you have never received the Sacrament of Confession, please contact us to receive preparation:

Children: Ages 7 through Grade 5: Athena Mota de Alcantara ~

Teens: Grades 6-12: Josh Wilson ~

Adults: Deacon Tom Bishop ~

Otherwise, for our Confession times, please click here.

Anointing of the sick

By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ. (CCC 1499)

Available for those who

  • struggle with a serious illness
  • are undergoing surgery
  • or have been hospitalized

Contact Anthanette at (480) 844-4478 or email her at to request a visit from Father to administer the Sacrament of Anointing.

If this is an urgent request, please contact the office at (480) 964-1719.

If you reach the office after hours, ask the answering service to contact Father.

Sacraments of Service


Click here to learn more.

If you are interested in finding out more about the priesthood or religious life please check out the Vocations Office – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix:

Let us know if you would like to chat with someone about the priesthood or religious life.

Call the front office to set up your appointment! (480) 964-1719

Prayer to Know my Vocation
Lord Jesus, I believe that you have created me for a special mission. From the moment I was conceived in my mother’s womb, you have been preparing my path to Heaven. Lord, show me your will for my life. Help me to trust you, no matter the cost. Help me to believe that I will be happiest in doing your will. Give me the grace to say yes to what you ask of me today, so that I can say yes to my vocation when it becomes clear to me. I make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.


The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. (CCC 1601)

Please visit our Marriage Preparation page to find out how to begin preparing for this beautiful Sacrament.