What are the Sacraments?

The Sacraments are “actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are the ‘masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant” (Catechism 1116). “The purpose of the Sacraments,” wrote the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, “is to sanctify human beings, to build up the Body of Christ, and, finally, to give worship to God…. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it.” In the Catholic Church there are seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance (or Reconciliation), Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.

  • The Staff of St. Patrick Cathedral offer our congratulations on your engagement, and we pray that God will bless and guide you in your preparation for marriage! Your wedding day will be a very special one for you and we want to do all that we are able to insure that it will be filled with joy; that it will be a blessed, holy and prayerful celebration.   circlerightarrow

  • Adult Confirmation

    Are you one of a growing number of Catholics who, for whatever reason, were baptized and received First Communion, but for whatever just did not get Confirmed?  It's ok, as a wise priest often is known to say around here, "we have the technology to fix that!" 

    Information will be updated over the summer.  

  • Adults

    For those who are experiencing some type call are draw in their heart to pursue possibly becoming Catholic, or just plain curious to know more about Catholicism, the RCIA may be for you.  If you are not baptized, but are interested, or baptized in another denomination, or were baptized Catholic, and that was the last you know of being in a Catholic Church, please click this link for more info!   circlerightarrow

    Children 7 and older, but younger  than 18. 

    For children of the age of reason (7), who have NOT been baptized already, RCIA is also the avenue for the children.  Parents will accompany them on this journey into faith.  More information can be found here.  circlerightarrow

  • Is your youth ready for Confirmation?  In the Diocese of Fort Worth, the normal age of Confirmation is 15 years of age or older.  Additionally, signs of readiness would be:

    • The Youth is seeking Confirmation of his or her own free will, not being forced by parents or grandparents or other relatives.
    • Regular Mass attendance (Sundays & Holy Days) and an active life of prayer are part of his or her every day life, or at least he or she demonstrates an openness to pursue living a Catholic life. 
    • Has already been Baptized, and has been involved in Religious Formation in recent years.   

    If these signs are evident, your youth may be ready for Confirmation Preparation. 

    Youth Confirmation Information for 2022- 2023 will be updated in Fall 2023.    Youth must also be registered in Youth Ministry.  

  • First Reconciliation and First Communion

    Sacramental Preparation takes place along side and in addition to regular Faith Formation.  Additionally, for Sacramental Preparation, you must be a registered parishioner of St. Patrick Cathedral.  Register for Faith Formation here. circlerightarrow