Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are sacraments of Christian initiation. They ground the common vocation of all Christ's disciples, a vocation to holiness and to the mission of evangelizing the world. They confer the graces needed for the life according to the Spirit during this life as pilgrims on the march towards the homeland. (CCC 1533)
Two other sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the salvation of others; if they contribute as well to personal salvation, it is through service to others that they do so. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God. (CCC 1534)
Through these sacraments, those already consecrated by Baptism and Confirmation for the common priesthood of all the faithful can receive particular consecrations. Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders are consecrated in Christ's name "to feed the Church by the word and grace of God." On their part, "Christian spouses are fortified and, as it were, consecrated for the duties and dignity of their state by a special sacrament." (CCC 1535)
Sacrament of Holy Orders
If you have questions or would like help discerning a call to the priesthood or religious life, please contact one of our priests here at Sts. Anne & Joachim or the Vocation Director at the Diocese of Fargo by visiting www.fargodiocese.org.
Sacrament of Matrimony
"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." Can. 1055
Sts. Anne & Joachim Wedding Policy.
If you are planning to be married at Sts. Anne & Joachim, you will need to contact our office, (701) 235-5757 at least seven months prior to the wedding date. A wedding guideline has been created to assist couples with their preparation.
The priest will help you focus on the Sacrament and the grace you will receive by discussing the Church's theology of marriage.
Our wedding coordinator will help you plan your wedding celebration so that the elements of the ceremony, including musical selections, accompanists, and vocalists, are appropriate for a Catholic wedding and comply with the guidelines for weddings celebrated at Sts. Anne & Joachim.
Sts. Anne & Joachim's social hall is also available for rehearsal dinners, receptions and dances. Please contact our Events Coordinator, Katie Wise, for more information about renting the social hall. Click the photo album to the left to view images of past wedding receptions held in the social hal