Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism

In Baptism, God claims us as daughters and sons and brings us into the Body of Christ, the Church. Please contact Deacon Rich Kallsen at the church office (712-277-2949) to register for the class and to reserve a date for your child's baptism. Baptisms for adults joining the Catholic Church typically occur at the Easter Vigil. If you are an adult desiring to be baptized, or have a child over the age of seven to be baptized, contact Deacon Kallsen.

Reconcilation

We all sin and fall short of the lives God calls us to lead. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation we confess our sins and experience God's forgiveness. Reconciliation is available Monday-Friday at 6:15 a.m., and the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament. Reconcilation is available Monday-Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30-4:00 p.m. at St. Michael. Parish Reconciliation Services are held during Advent and Lent--watch the bulletin for dates and times.
Reconcilation
Holy Orders

Holy Eucharist

Our Christian lives find their source and summit in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, particularly at Mass. In the Holy Eucharist, we share the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ under the appearance of simple bread and wine. Here at Holy Cross, children in second grade Faith Formation prepare for their first Reconciliation and Eucharist. For information on preparation, contact the parish office (712-277-2949). If you, or your child who is older than second grade, have not had their first Communion and wish to do so, please contact the parish office (712-277-2949).

Confirmation

Confirmation, a seal on baptism and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, reminds us of God's presence with us in every moment of our lives. Our students experience confirmation in the 10th grade. All preparation is covered through the High School and PREP Faith Formation. Adults seeking Confirmation please contact the parish office (712-277-2949) to learn more.
Confirmation
Matrimony

Matrimony

The love of God poured out for humanity is sanctified in the sacrament of matrimony when two become one. If you are preparing for marriage, congratulations! Your parish family shares your joy and welcomes you to the sacrament. Arrangements for weddings are to be made at least six months in advance of the wedding date. Please contact Deacon Rich Kallsen (712-277-2949) to set a date and begin marriage preparation.

Holy Orders

Through this sacrament men are called by the Church to a life-time commitment of servant leadership. They are to preach the Gospel, celebrate the sacraments, and encourage and support the people of God in their mission of service especially to the poor and needy. There are three "orders" to the sacrament: deacon, priest, and bishop. If you feel called to be a priest, contact Father Shane Deman, the Vocations Director at 712-233-7522.
Holy Orders
Sacrament of the Sick

Sacrament of the Sick

In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin--and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising. Anointings are available after mass, or in emergencies by a simple call to the parish office (712-277-2949).