What is a Sacrament?
Baptisms for infants or adults should be scheduled through the Church Office. Baptisms are usually celebrated within the Sunday Mass. Traditionally, baptisms are celebrated on Easter, Pentecost, the Feast of All Saints, and the Solemnity of the Baptism of our Lord. However, at Saint Gregory's we will work with family schedules and personal needs so that your baptism can be a wonderful live-giving celebration in which all can share.
Anyone from the sixth grade and up who has been baptized in the Name of the Trinity may seek the sacrament of confirmation. Intended as a fulfillment of sorts to one's baptism, confirmation requires a commitment to Christian learning and discipleship. Being confirmed is an opportunity for a person to learn more about his or her faith.
Young people (ages 12 to 19) may attend the Saint Michael's Conference held every summer at Camp Crucis in order to prepare properly for confirmation.
Please contact the Church Office if you have any questions.
The Holy Eucharist
All persons baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and who are communicants in good standing in their own churches are welcome to receive Holy Communion.
It is a good and biblical practice to make your confession prior to receiving communion, drawing near to the presence of the Lord more receptive to the Lord's mercy.
It is also good practice to fast at least an hour before Mass.
Confession was never abandoned in the Anglican Communion.
We have always been obedient to the Scripture in seeking out the sacrament of confession.
Priests are always available to hear your confession in absolute secrecy.
It is good to make one's confession regularly, before major feasts or before new chapters in life, or if there is some particular burden of sin weighing a person down.
Please contact Fr. Horton to make an appointment.
Healing or Unction
Wrapped up in the forgiveness of sins is the healing of body and soul. Jesus invited the wounded and so does the Church. At Saint Gregory's priests are available after Sunday Mass for prayers for healing.
Also, if you are in the hospital or in dire need, a priest is always available at 817-846-7027.
Christian marriage is a vocation of a man and a woman to become one, together forever as a sacrament of God's love for the world in Jesus.
As our tradition makes clear, marriage is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly.
Rather, Christian marriage is a part of discipleship. Thus, to be married at Saint Gregory's couples must be active and committed members of the Parish.
If you are considering marriage in the Church, please contact Fr. Horton.