Sacraments

The seven sacraments —Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life. Sacraments are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence.












Sacrament of Baptism

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Baptism at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated the second Saturday of the month in English and the fourth Saturday of the month in Spanish in the Church. Requirements include being an active registered parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, a baptism registration appointment, and a letter of eligibility from the parish of the godparents if they are not members of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Registration and attendance at a preparation class for both parents and godparents is required. Call the Parish Office 954-583-8725, for an appointment or to register for baptismal preparation class.



Sacrament of Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

Receiving First Communion at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Please contact the Religious Education Department or RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) for more information about receiving First Communion.

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.

Sacrament of Reconciliation at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at 3:00 PM. If a person wishes to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation at other times or individually, please contact the rectory at 954-583-8725.




Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Candidates for this sacrament are those who have been baptized and have been properly instructed. Please call the Rectory at 965-583-8725.

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Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage, a lifelong union between a man and a woman for procreation and mutual support, is a natural institution, but it is also one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. It reflects the union of Jesus Christ and His Church. For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.

Sacrament of Marriage at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church
To be married at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church we ask that you be a registered member of the parish. We also welcome couples who wish to celebrate the sacrament of Marriage in our parish, especially if your life is or was connected with our parish. Couples are required to attend a marriage preparation course and consult with the Director of Liturgy and meet other essential preliminaries. Please make an appointment with a priest at least six months in advance of the intended date. To arrange a meeting with one of the priests please call the rectory at (954) 583-8725.

For more detailed information regarding weddings at our parish, please download the Marriage Guidelines.




Sacrament of Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.

Sacrament of Holy Orders at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
If you would like more information on religious vocations, please contact any clergy at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church by calling the rectory at 954-583-8725 or the Vocations Office at The Archdiocese Pastoral Center at 305-762-1137 or/and vocations@theadom.org.




Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.

Anointing of the Sick at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
The Anointing of the Sick is for any Catholic, regardless of age, if his or her health is seriously weakened or who is going to have surgery. Contrary to many people’s belief, it can be received more than once if the original illness gets worse or if another serious sickness is diagnosed. It is important to remember that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick complements medical treatment. It does not replace it. God uses the skill of the medical staff as well as modern medical techniques to restore health.

If anyone is in need and wishes to receive the Anointing of the Sick, call the rectory at 954-583-8725.