The Power of Sacraments
In the heart of Scranton, PA, tucked away within the serene walls of the Lambs Road Tudor Cathedral, Divine Mercy Parish invites you to explore the profound power and spiritual significance of the sacraments. As a faith-based community focused on spreading the love and teachings of the Catholic Church, we recognize the sacraments as sacred rituals that connect individuals with God's divine grace.
What Are Sacraments?
The sacraments are spiritual ceremonies or acts that serve as visible signs of God's presence and grace in our lives. These sacred rituals play a crucial role in the Catholic faith, having been instituted by Jesus Christ Himself, and are celebrated with reverence and joy within our parish.
The Seven Sacraments
Divine Mercy Parish joyfully offers the faithful the seven sacraments recognized by the Catholic Church:
Baptism is the gateway sacrament that welcomes individuals into the Christian community. Through water and the Holy Spirit, one is cleansed from original sin and initiated into the family of believers. At Divine Mercy Parish, we celebrate the transformative power of baptism, assisting individuals in their journey towards eternal salvation.
Confirmation perfects the grace received in baptism, empowering individuals with the Holy Spirit to courageously live out their faith. By receiving this sacrament, candidates are sealed with the gifts necessary to spread the Gospel and witness to Christ's love in the world. Divine Mercy Parish offers comprehensive confirmation programs, equipping participants to embrace their faith journey wholeheartedly.
The Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, is the most treasured and central sacrament for Catholics. In this sacramental meal, we receive the true presence of Jesus Christ in the form of consecrated bread and wine. At Divine Mercy Parish, we hold the Eucharist in the highest regard, regularly celebrating Mass and inviting our community to partake in this intimate encounter with the risen Christ.
Reconciliation, often called Confession or Penance, offers Catholics the opportunity to seek forgiveness and reconcile with God after committing sins. At Divine Mercy Parish, we recognize the transformative power of this sacrament, providing a safe and compassionate space for individuals to experience God's mercy, forgiveness, and grace.
Marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman, uniting them in love and commitment. Divine Mercy Parish celebrates the sacrament of marriage, guiding couples through the sacred preparation process and offering ongoing support throughout their lifelong journey of love and faith.
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which men are ordained as deacons, priests, or bishops to serve the Church and its people. Divine Mercy Parish warmly supports individuals who are discerning their vocation and provides guidance throughout their formation and ordination, ensuring they are equipped to answer God's call.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick offers spiritual and physical healing to individuals facing illness or nearing the end of their earthly journey. Divine Mercy Parish compassionately administers this sacrament, providing solace, strength, and comfort to those in need and surrounding them with the prayers and support of our faith community.
Join Us in the Journey
Divine Mercy Parish warmly invites you to embark on a profound spiritual journey through the sacraments. Whether you are a lifelong Catholic seeking to deepen your faith or someone considering conversion, our parish community embraces you with open arms. Experience the transformative power and grace of the sacraments as we worship, learn, and grow together.
Connect With Divine Mercy Parish
Visit our website, LambsRoad.org, to learn more about our vibrant faith community and the myriad of enriching programs and activities we offer. Join us at Divine Mercy Parish, where faith, love, and the sacraments come alive.