​​​ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, DOURO

Anointing of the Sick

The Catholic sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical                                                                      but also for mental and spiritual sickness. The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. Only                                           bishops and priests may be ministers of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please contact the Parish Office for more information, for emergencies,  please                                                       call (705) 652-3231.

Baptism

Baptism prepares parents for the celebration of the Sacrament of baptism for infants and children up to the age of six. Infants and children’s Baptisms are generally                                                   held monthly once. Parent’s preparation evenings are generally held on with Fr. Sany. Please contact the Parish Office for an appointment.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a completion of the Sacrament of Initiation. All baptized persons can                                                                           and should be Confirmed. The effect of the Sacrament of Confirmation is to give strength in and for the witness of faith. Please call the Parish Office for more information.

Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins.                                                                                      As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Please call the Parish Office for more information.
“The Eucharist is the secret of my day; it gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service to the Church and to the whole world.” -  Pope John Paul II

Holy Orders

Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders — as a deacon, priest or bishop — are consecrated in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the word                                                               and grace of God.” Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Matrimony

Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with “the wedding feast of the Lamb” (Rev 19:7, 9). The Sacrament of Marriage is a                                           covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship                                                               between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical        

act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.                                                                                             Please contact the Parish Office for appointment (1year marriage preparation required)

Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession                                                     and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.

We have Reconciliation on Saturday at 4.00 P.M. to 4.30 P.M. or by appointment with Fr. Sany.