Reception of the Sacrament of Eucharist, Reconciliation and
Children preparing for the
Sacrament of Eucharist, must have a minimum of one year formal
religious education prior to the year of formal Eucharist
catechesis. We offer preparation of this sacrament in the second
Children preparing for the
Sacrament of Reconciliation must have a minimum of one year
formal religious education prior to the year of Formal
Reconciliation catechesis. This sacrament preparation is offered
for students in second grade and older. Family catechesis is
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Students preparing for the
Sacrament of Confirmation must have a minimum of two years
formal religious education previous to the year in which
Confirmation catechesis is offered. This sacrament is prepared
for in the eleventh grade.
In the case your child has
missed a sacrament year and wished to make it up, please contact
Anita Navarra, the CRE at the parish office building. Each
situation will be dealt with on an individual basis.
Expectant couples and parents of
newly born children are asked to participate in the Baptism
Preparation Program. The purpose of the program is to help
parents make the coming baptism of their child more than just a
tradition or custom. Trained persons meet with new parents to
reflect on the sacrament of baptism and the responsibilities of
the parents and godparents will have by having their baby
baptized into the Catholic Community. Pre-Baptism classes are
held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the
parish office basement. Call the office to schedule a class
and/or a baptism date.
This program is designed to help prepare
engaged couples for the sacrament of marriage. The program helps
the couple learn more about themselves, their partner and their
relationship. It can identify some of the strengths of the
relationship, as well as problematic areas.
Engaged couples meet with the Father for
their first session. Subsequent sessions are with a Sponsoring
Couple who are are experienced in working with the Prepare
Program. The final session is again with Father to make final
The Prepare Program has been designed by the
Office for Research and Program Development at the University of
Oklahoma, and is approved by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
The results are not intended to predict chance for marital
success. It is hopeful the program will provide a foundation for
growth in a Christian marriage.
Wedding arrangements should be made in person
with the parish priest, at least 6 months before the wedding
prior to making other arrangements.
Anointing Of The Sick
This sacrament is intended for anyone who
anticipates a hospital stay, is chronically or seriously ill,
either physically or emotionally. One need not be in danger of
death to receive the grace this sacrament offers. Please contact
the parish office.