Holy Sacraments & Pastoral Services

 

Holy Baptism

Holy Baptism is the full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church.  The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. 

 -Book of Common Prayer, page 298    

 

More information on Holy Baptism at St. Peter's may be found in The Sacrament of Holy Baptism brochure.  Once a baptism date has been scheduled, a Baptism Information Sheet should be completed and returned to the church office.  

Adult Baptism Information Sheet  /  Child Baptism Information Sheet

 

Confirmation

Confirmations, receptions and reaffirmations are performed by the Bishop and take place once a year, usually in January or February.  Those wishing to be confirmed should take the Inquirers' Class or the Youth Confirmation Class.  For more information on confirmation, please contact the church office.

 

Marriage

“The bond and covenant of marriage … signifies to us the mystery of the union between

 Christ and his Church and the Holy Scripture commends it to be honored by all people.”

BCP pg. 423

 

Marriages at St. Peter's must be an Episcopal service performed by an Episcopal priest.  For detailed information about marriage at St. Peter's, please review the

St. Peter's Wedding Customary. Once a couple has spoken with the Rector and a wedding date has been set, the couple must complete a Wedding Information Sheet and return it to the church office.

 

Reconciliation of a Penitent

The ministry of reconciliation, which has been committed by Christ to his Church, is exercised through the care each Christian has for others, through the common prayer of Christians assembled for public worship, and through the priesthood of the Church and its ministers declaring absolution.                             -Book of Common Prayer, page 446

 

The Reconciliation of a Penitent is available for all who desire it.  To arrange a time for confession, please contact one of the priests.

 

Unction

The sacrament of unction is offered the first Wednesday of the month at the 12:10 pm Eucharist and at the Celtic service at 6:00 pm on the fourth Sunday of the month.

 

Funeral

Deaths should be reported as soon as possible to, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with the Rector.  Funeral Planning Packets are available in the church office.  Materials included in the packet include St. Peter's Episcopal Church Funeral Customary, Funeral Planning Form, End of Life Planning booklet, and the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery brochure.

St. Peters Episcopal Parish

801 Atlantic Avenue

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 261-4293

FAX (904) 277-1617

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