The seven sacraments are rites of the Church that we take part in during our journey of faith. Each sacrament is another piece of that journey, strengthening our connection and commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ. With each sacrament, we are further enriched with the grace and wisdom of God, and we further confirm our faith in Him.

Sacraments of Initiation / Sacramentos de Iniciación

Sacrament of Baptism for infants and toddlers / Sacramento del Bautismo para bebés y niños pequeños:

We hold baptisms every Sunday after the 12:30 Mass. To schedule your baby’s baptism, please call the parish office one month in advance. Baptism Class for parents and sponsors is required. Classes are held in English on the second Wednesday of the month and in Spanish on the third Wednesday of the month.

Please read and understand the Baptism Guidelines

Favor de llamar a la oficina con un mes de anticipacion. Instrucciones preparativas son obligatorias para padres y padrinos.

Sacrament of Baptism for older children / Sacramento del Bautismo para niños mayores:

If your child is 4 to 6 years old, and needs baptism, we ask that you register them in catechism first.  Contact Francesca at 898-5253 and press 2 to register them. Once they are enrolled in catechism, we will also register them in our baptismal program.  Children 7 years and older will be enrolled in our OCIA modified for children and will receive specific instruction on baptism and Church teachings.  To enroll your child in OCIA, please email your child’s information to OCIA@n-bvm.org. All children will be baptized as a group at Easter.

Si su hijo tiene 4 a 6 años de edad y necesita ser bautizado, le pedimos que primero los registre en el catecismo. Póngase en contacto con Francesca al 505- 898-5253 y oprima 2 para registrarlos. Una vez inscritos en el catecismo, también los inscribiremos en nuestro programa de bautismo. Los niños de 7 años o más serán inscritos en nuestro OCIA modificado para niños y recibirán instrucción específica sobre el bautismo y las enseñanzas de la Iglesia. Para inscribir a su hijo en OCIA, envíe por correo electrónico la información de su hijo a OCIA@n-bvm.org. Todos los niños serán bautizados como un grupo en Pascua.

Sacrament of Holy Communion / Sacramento de la Sagrada Comunión:
Select the Religious Education link at the top of this page for more information on the First Holy Communion program.
Sacrament of Confirmation / Sacramento de la Confirmación:
Select the Religious Education link at the top of this page for more information on the Confirmation program.
Sacraments of Healing / Sacramentos de Curación
Sacrament of Penance / Confesiones:

CONFESSIONS: Individual confessions are heard on Saturdays at 3 PM in the Church.  Confessions in Spanish are heard on the first Saturday of the month.

Anointing of the Sick / Uncion de los Enfermos:

For the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office at (505) 898-5253, and press 1.

Sacraments of Service / Sacramentos de Servicio
Marriage / Matrimonio: 
Please read and understand the Marriage Guidelines / Celebracion de Matrimonio before calling for an appointment. Please call the parish office at least 6 months in advance - (505) 898-5253, Ext 0.
Communiquese con el parroco con un minimo de 6 meses de anticipacion.
Holy Orders:
Holy Orders include three orders: Deacon, Priest, and Bishop. If you are interested in becoming a priest or deacon, please contact Father Nathan at (505) 898-5253, Ext. 7 for more information about the sacrament of Holy Orders.
Las órdenes sagradas incluyen tres órdenes: diácono, sacerdote, y obispo. Si está interesado en ser sacerdote o diácono, comuníquese con el Padre Nathan al (505) 898-5253, Ext. 7 para más información sobre el sacramento del Orden Sagrado.