He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature." | Mk.16:15
Baptism, the first sacrament of initiation, is the foundation of the Christian life by which the person enters into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
"When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied." | Acts 19:6
Confirmation, the second sacrament of initiation, seals the baptized person with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, equipping them for service to Christ.
While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” | Mark 14:22-25
The Source and Summit of the Christian life, the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, sacramentally present in the form of bread and wine.
“And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation” | 2 Corinthians 5:18
Confession, one of the sacraments of healing, is an encounter of the soul with Jesus Christ, the Divine Physician, who longs to heal the wounds of sin.
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"...they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them." | Mark 6:13
Jesus Christ is the Divine Physician. Anointing of the Sick, one of the sacraments of healing, continues Christ's ministry of healing through the hands of the priest.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." | Genesis 2:24
Marriage, the sacrament of service, unifies a man and woman in an unbreakable bond, reflecting God's love for humanity and plan from the beginning.
For it is testified: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” | Hebrews 7:17
This unique vocation forms men into the image of Christ, prepared for a lifelong vocation of prayer and service to the people of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahasse.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." | Matthew 11:28
Interested in learning more about Catholicism? Little Flower's RCIA program will help you discern the specific path the Lord is calling you towards.
"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die." | John 6:51
Through a Christian funeral, we enter into the mystery of suffering and death assured that nothing can separate us, not even death, from the love of Christ.