Through the sacraments of initiation we are welcomed into the life of the Church.


The sacrament of baptism ushers us into the divine life and initiates us as members of the Christian community. Learn more at The Basilica of Saint Mary (


The liturgical life of the Church revolves around the sacraments, with the Eucharist at the center. (National Directory for Catechesis, #35) At Mass, we are fed by the Word and nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ. Learn more at The Basilica of Saint Mary (


At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises.