Sacraments

BAPTISM

There are three Sacraments of  Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member of the Church community. If you would like to have your child baptized, visit our web page Baptism page, or call the office (415) 751-0450

RECONCILIATION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ. The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by the sacrament of confession, penance, or reconciliation. Please check our Mass & Confession schedule.

EUCHARIST

The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament, in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. The Eucharistic Sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated over the centuries, is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life; it signifies and effects the unity of the people of God and achieves the building up of the Body of Christ.

Communion for the Homebound

Please contact our parish office (415) 751-0450 to talk to one of our parish priests, if you or a family member cannot attend Mass and would like to have the Eucharist brought to your home.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, 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.

First Communion & First Reconciliation for children, and Confirmation for the youth

If your child would like to receive First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation (confession), or Confirmation, please contact Clarisse Siu (773) 322-2355, Clarisse.siu@gmail.com to get information about our Parish School of Religion Program (PSR).

Baptism, Reconciliation and Confirmation for Adults

If you are an adult and are discerning becoming Catholic, please start out by calling the parish office to talk to one of our parish priests (415) 751-0450, and find out about our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Program.

MARRIAGE

If you would like to get married at Star of the Sea, please visit our Marriage Preparation page, or call the office (415) 751-0450.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

This sacrament is for those who are seriously sick, scheduled for a major surgery or for the elderly. Please call the rectory office (415) 751-0450 to speak with one or our priest to arrange for a home or hospital visit.

Related Activities: Funerals

If you would like to have a loved one’s funeral at Star of the Sea, please  contact the parish office (415) 751-0450.