Sacraments

Sacraments Resources

“Jesus gave us the Sacraments to call us to worship God, to build up the Church, to deepen our faith, to show us how to pray, to connect us with the living Tradition of the Church, and to sanctify us” – US Catholic Catechism for Adults

We hope these resources help you to learn more and more fully participate in the full sacramental life of our Church!

 

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General Resources

Sacraments 101 Videos – by Busted Halo

These great videos give a short overview of the key points for each of the sacraments, produced by Busted Halo

Googling God: Seven Sacraments – Busted Halo

Compilation of articles, podcasts, videos and more on all seven sacraments! – Busted Halo

 

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Baptism

What Happens at Baptism?: An Overview of the Sacrament

by Loyola Press – provides a look at the historical, theological, physical, and cultural understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism

Sacraments 101: Why We Baptize (video) – Busted Halo

 

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Eucharist

Invitation to a Meal: With a Reflection for You and Your Child Celebrating First Eucharist – by Loyola Press

The Sacrament of the Eucharist: A Holy & Sacred Celebration

– by Loyola Press

Sacraments 101: Eucharist: How We Receive video – Busted Halo

 

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Confirmation

Confirmation: A Deepening of Our Christian Identity by Carol Luebering – Catholic

Update

What difference does Confirmation make? by Joseph Martos – Youth Update

The History and Development of the Sacrament of Confirmation – Loyola Press

Video: Sacraments 101: Confirmation: Why We’re Confirmed – Busted Halo

 

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Matrimony

Video: Sacraments 101: Matrimony: Why Make It Catholic – Busted Halo

Praying in Marriage – Busted Halo podcast #187

 

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Penance

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Celebrating the Mercy of God by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.- Catholic Update

A Source of Reconciliation and Joy: The Sacrament of Penance – Loyola Press

Confession for Convert Dummies by Ann Turner – Busted Halo

Video: Sacraments 101: Penance: Why We Confess – Busted Halo

St. Henry Examinations of Conscience:

Adults | Teens | Children

Confessions are heard every Saturday beginning at 4pm in Church or by appointment. During Advent and Lent Confessions are also heard on Monday’s at 6pm.

 

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Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (article)– Loyola Press

Video: Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick: Who It’s For – Busted Halo

If you feel you need the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, contact the parish office during office hours at 937-434-9231. For after-hours EMERGENCIES ONLY, call 937-432-0801.

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Holy Orders

Video: Sacraments 101: Holy Orders: What Ordination Means – Busted Halo

Vocation’s Office – Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Great site with information on all forms of vocations, including more information on the priesthood and holy orders.

Priestly Life and Ministry Page – USCCB