Holy Sacraments

Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word." To schedule a Baptism, contact Maritza Shreffler at (210) 494-1959

ext. 333 or email her at mshreffler@stmarkevagelist.com.

Holy Eucharist

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. For more information on scheduling your child to receive the sacraments, contact Rita Cabello at (210) 494-1606 ext. 320 or email rcabello@stmarkevangelist.com.

Reconciliation

"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." For more information on scheduling your child to receive the sacraments, contact Rita Cabello at (210) 494-1606 ext. 320 or email rcabello@stmarkevangelist.com. 

If you are an adult seeking the sacrament of reconciliation, it is offered each Saturday from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary, or by appointment (210) 494-1606.

Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." To receive more information on the sacrament of Confirmation contact Blake Tamez at (210) 494-1959 ext. 332, or btamez@stmarkevangelist.com.

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." To schedule an anointing, contact Robert Martinez at (210) 494-1606 ext. 315 or rmartinez@stmarkevangelist.com.

Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of "the wedding-feast of the Lamb." Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its "mystery," its institution and the meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal "in the Lord" in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church.  To begin the marriage process, contact Dot Hamlin at (210) 494-1606 ext. 311, or dhamlin@stmarkevangelist.com.

Anointing of the Sick

Marriage

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate. For more information click here.