Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),(1) 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 in the word.”(2)
Above text from Catechism of the Catholic Church – The Sacrament of Baptism
(1) Cf. Council Of Florence: DS 1314: vitae spiritualis ianua.
(2) Roman Catechism II,2,5; Cf. Council Of Florence: DS 1314; CIC, cann. 204 § 1; 849; CCEO, can. 675 § 1.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baptisms are held outside of the church in front of the main doors. All in attendance must wear a mask and bring their own chair (a lawn chair is fine). Attendees will be asked to maintain a social distance of at least 6’ from those not of their own household.
Confession and Penance Services
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.”
Saturday: 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Thursday before First Fridays: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
The Holy Eucharist is one of the sacraments of initiation.
“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’”
Sacrament of 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 (1). 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.”(2)
Above text from Catechism of the Catholic Church – The Sacrament of Confirmation
(1) Cf. Roman Ritual, Rite of Confirmation (OC), Introduction 1.
(2) LG 11; Cf. OC, Introduction 2.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the renovation of our church sanctuary, until further notice, weddings cannot be held inside the church. Weddings may, however, be held outside in front of the church.
“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”(1)
Above text from Catechism of the Catholic Church – The Sacrament of Matrimony
(1)CIC, can. 1055 § 1; cf. GS 48 § 1.
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that:
“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.”
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Anointing of the Sick
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.”(1)
Above text from Catechism of the Catholic Church – The Anointing of the Sick
(1) LG 11; cf. Jas 5:14-16; Rom 8:17; Col 1:24; 2 Tim 2:11-12; 1 Pet 4:13.
In an emergency, please call the parish office: 714-522-2193
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral Masses are held outside of the church in front of the main doors. It is permitted for your deceased loved one’s body to be in a casket, their ashes in an urn, or, in some cases, to have no body present. All in attendance must wear a mask and bring their own chair (a lawn chair is fine). Attendees will be asked to maintain a social distance of at least 6′ from those not of their own household.
To help us accommodate your needs, please call the parish office to check the availability of the church and the priests. At this time, funeral Masses are held Monday – Friday at 10:00am. Please be prepared with two or three options for the date.
Call the parish office for assistance: 714-522-2193.
"My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."
Monday - Friday: 10am - 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Closed for lunch: 1pm - 1:30pm
St. Pius V Catholic Church
7691 Orangethorpe Ave
Buena Park, CA 90621