It is the means by which its recipients are incorporated into the church in a sacramental bond of unity.The Sacrament of Baptism is ministered on request on Sundays after the Eucharistic celebration With prior permission from the Parish Priest and the required preparation.
As children reach the age of reason, generally around age seven, the Church extends to them an invitation to celebrate the sacrament of Eucharist. The initiation into the Christian community that took place at baptism is further extended by inviting children to enter fully into the heart of Christian faith through participation in the Eucharist.
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is administered once in a year during the Annual Feast of the Holy Family Church (during the last weekend of May) and on special request and permission from the Parish Priest throughout the year (except during the season of Lent).
The Preparatory classes commence one month prior to the Church Feast and the children who are to receive the Body and Blood of Christ are given a thorough and complete insight into the Sacrament and are made worthy enough to receive the Lord for the first time after having made a proper confession.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is also administered once a year during the Annual Family Feast and on request from the Parishioners and prior approval from the Parish Priest and with the necessary preparation.
At the same time, they are reconciled with the Church community. The confession, or disclosure, of sins frees us and facilitates our reconciliation with others.
Confessions are heard on the 1st Fridays at 6 pm and on other days as per request from the Parishners and once in a month the sick are visited by the Parish Priest for the sacrament of Communion and counselling.
Jesus showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his followers to do the same. The celebration of this sacrament is an opportunity for the deepening of the faith of the community who are able to witness the faith and devotion of those being anointed.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered on the requirements. Therefore the Holy Family Catholic faithfull on asked to approach the parish priest when the need arrises.
The New Testament authors write of Jesus as the new covenant and compare the relationship of Jesus with the Church to the relationship of a husband and wife. The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.
The Preparatory classes for the Sacrament of Marriage are conducted by the family commission of the Diocese at Chengalpet on the 1st and 2rd weekends , at Pallavaram on the 3rd and 4th weekends at 9:30am till 4:00pm. The people who are willing to take part in the preparatory classes are requested to meet the Parish Priest to take his approval and consent to attend the classes.
The sacred rite by which orders are conferred is called ordination. The apostles were ordained by Jesus at the Last Supper so that others could share in his priesthood.
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.