The Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation and is the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. Baptism removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and welcomes the baptized into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.
To inquire about Baptism at Our Lady of Peace Church please contact Kathleen Wahl at 803-279-0315 extension 111.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
The sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of Initiation since, historically, it was administered immediately after the sacrament of Baptism. Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday.
To inquire about preparation for Confirmation please contact Sandra Martinez at 803-279-0315 extension 111.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
The sacrament of Holy Communion, the reception of Christ's Body and Blood, is historically, the third of the three Sacraments of Initiation. This sacrament is Jesus' fulfillment of his promise to be with us always. By receiving Holy Communion we are truly consuming the Body and Blood of the risen and glorified Lord Jesus.
To inquire about preparation for First Holy Communion please contact Sandra Martinez at 803-279-0315 extension 109.
The Sacrament of Confession
The sacrament of Confession reconciles us to God and is a great source of grace. Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of this sacrament often, even though they are not aware of having committed a mortal sin. Confessions are heard at Our Lady of Peace on Tuesdays from 5:00-5:45 PM, Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 PM (except the 1st Thursday of each month) and Saturdays from 4-5 PM or by scheduled appointment (you may schedule an appointment by calling Kathleen at 803-279-0315 ext. 111).
To inquire about preparation for First Confession, please contact Sandra Martinez at 803-279-0315 extension 109.
To schedule an appointment for Confession with our priest, please contact the assistant to the pastor by email or call her at 803-279-0315 extension 111.
The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony/Marriage
The sacrament of Matrimony, or Marriage, unites a man and a woman in a lifelong journey of love for each other and is an expression of their desire to live out their marriage commitment in the Church. In a Catholic marriage, the couple accepts children lovingly from God as a part of their union.
Please contact the Parish Priest via his assistant by email or call 803-279-0315 extension 111 at least six months prior to your planned wedding date.
Anointing of the Sick
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, formerly referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, is administered to both the dying or those who are gravely ill or about to undergo a serious operation. The sacrament is administered to the dying for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health and to the gravely ill for the recovery of health and strength.
Please contact the Parish Priest via his assistant by email or call 803-279-0315 extension 111 for information on receiving this sacrament.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
The sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which he bestowed upon his Apostles. There are three levels to this sacrament: the episcopate (bishop), the presbyterate (priest), and the diaconate (deacon).
If you are a man feeling the call to the priesthood, please contact the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peace Church by email or call him at 803-279-0315 extension 111. You may also contact the Vocations office of the Diocese of Charleston and/or visit the Diocese of Charleston Vocations Website .