Sacramental Life at St. Mary the Virgin!
“Sacraments are ‘powers that comes forth’ from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are ‘the masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant.”
-The Catechism of the Catholic Church §1116
By God’s perfect design and infinite grace, we encounter the living Christ in the sacraments. Some sacraments, like the Eucharist, we celebrate daily. Others, like Baptism and Confirmation, Marriage, and the like, we celebrate only once. At St. Mary's, we follow and love Christ fully through the sacraments of the Catholic Church. We encourage all our members to embrace the sacraments faithfully and completely.
Below you will find the information necessary to help you respond to Christ calling you in the sacraments. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call the Parish Office at 817-460-2278.
Celebrating the Sacraments at SMV!
Parents have a responsibility to request baptism as soon as possible after the birth or even before the birth of their child. Parents requesting baptism should ordinarily be members of the Parish.
Godparents must be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church, at least 16 years of age, and leading a sacramental life in harmony with the Catholic Church. Godparents accept the responsibility of assisting parents in developing the faith life of the child. Godparents should also participate in Baptismal Preparation with the parents. Also, if the godparents are members of another parish, a letter of recommendation from their pastor is required.
To request baptism for your child, please call or email the Parish Office.
Each baptized Catholic can and should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. A candidate for confirmation should be already baptized and be able to renew his or her baptismal promises. He or she should also have already received First Communion and be actively participating in the sacramental life of the community. Also, in the Diocese of Fort Worth, he or she should have reached 15 years of age.
Sponsors must be at least 16 years of age and fully initiated into the Catholic Church. He or she must also be a practicing Catholic living the sacramental life in harmony with the Church.
To ask about Confirmation at SMV, please call or email the Parish Office.
In order to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage at SMV, hopeful couples should first register in the Parish and become members in the worshipping community for three months. Couples should also make contact with the Pastor 9 to 12 months prior to the provisional date for their wedding. After an initial interview, the couple can begin the marriage preparation process.
To ask about Marriage at SMV, please call or email the Parish Office.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Reconciliation is offered at SMV every Wednesday at 11:00am and also every Saturday at 10:00am in the Church. You can also make an appointment to make your confession another time by calling the Parish Office or by contacting our Pastor directly.
To download an Examination of Conscience, click here!
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Catholics may request the Sacrament of Anointing either from the Parish Office or from our Pastor directly.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate” (
If you are a Catholic man sensing a call to ordained ministry, feel free to contact our Pastor. Also, be sure and contact the Office of Vocations in the Diocese of Fort Worth.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian life. At St. Mary, we celebrate the Eucharist daily.
For a complete schedule of Mass times, click here!
Also, if you are sick, homebound, or in a care facility and would like to receive the Eucharist, please contact our Parish Office.
We also offer opportunities for Eucharistic adoration.
For more information, click here!