The Sacraments of the Church are those things that mark the important moments of our lives in a way that we can touch, feel and remember. It’s said that our sacraments are an outward expression of an interior grace.
The Old Mission exists to provide for the sacramental needs of those who live on or visit the Central Coast. Please contact us concerning: baptism, confirmation, First Eucharist, reconciliation, marriage, Anointing of the Sick, or call to a religious vocation.
Baptism marks entry into the mystery of faith and participation in Christian community. It may be received at any time of life, but is given validly only once. Baptism of infants up to 7 years, children 8-17 years, and adults 18 and older each require separate periods of preparation.
Adults and older children are usually baptized once a year during the Easter vigil through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or children’s RCIA. Infants may be baptized throughout the year.
For infant baptism, call the Parish Office at 805-238-2218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For baptism of older children and adults, call 805-238-2218 or email the Parish Office at email@example.com.
Most children prepare to receive their First Eucharist around 2nd grade. Every year, we prepare dozens of children from both public and Catholic schools for this important event in their faith lives. Parental involvement is both encouraged and expected, as parents are the primary teachers and models of Christian faith for their children.
We have Sunday morning gatherings for family formation and take-home materials to provide you with personal resources. Contact the Parish Office at (805) 238-2218 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rite of Confirmation completes the Sacraments of Initiation and brings members into fuller communion with the faith through formal assent given as adults. For baptized Catholics, confirmation is most commonly received during high school.
A program of later adult confirmation is also available to those who have yet to receive the sacrament. Adult confirmation is also for those baptized into different Christian traditions who wish to begin practicing the Catholic faith. Contact the Parish Office at (805) 238-2218 or by email to: email@example.com.
Please fill out a form here to sign-up for our Teen Confirmation Program.
For information about our Teen Confirmation program, please contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org.Teen
The Sacrament of Marriage involves a lifetime commitment. It is both joyful and profound. Preparation for Catholic marriage requires six months advance notice in the Diocese of Monterey, including a time of preparation and counseling and a weekend Engaged Encounter Retreat. You must be a current or recent parish member or immediate family to a registered parish member. Ask about our community weddings (next one scheduled for Feb. 2022) For more information please contact the parish office at email@example.com.
Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick is offered to those who are suffering from any serious medical condition. Sometimes called by the former term, Last Rites or Extreme Unction, anointing brings grace to those challenged by disease, injury and age. We urge all who are considering Anointing of the Sick not to wait until the last hours of life to call for a priest. Anyone whose health is seriously compromised may receive the anointing. Family and friends are encouraged to be present. Call the main parish office for assistance at (805) 238-2218
Vocations and Holy Orders
Our vocation is our life’s calling in light of God’s grace. It may consist of many worthy things. If you feel you are called to ordination as a Catholic priest or deacon, or to vowed religious life as a woman or man, contact your local pastor, priest, deacon or spiritual director to explore this calling further. You are free to contact St. Rose clergy, but vocation discernment is often a lengthy and continuing process and is best pursued where you live and worship.
Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday (Quinceañera)
Among several Spanish-speaking countries and among many Hispanics in the United States, the quinceañera is a traditional celebration on the occasion of the fifteenth birthday of a young Hispanic woman. This is a custom of celebrating the passage from childhood to adolescence with a ritual that expresses thanksgiving to God for the gift of life and that asks for a blessing from God for the years ahead. This special ritual also includes a consecration to Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary.