Sacramental Preparation

Preparing to receive the sacraments is a unique and spiritually enriching time in a person’s life.

Our Lady of Lourdes has developed comprehensive programs to support all those involved in guiding young people on this faith journey.

Baptism

Congratulations!  This is a special time for your family, and we are excited to celebrate with you.

If you have taken a Baptism Preparation Class here or at another parish within the past five years, you are considered current, and may start the process of scheduling your Baptism with Lisa at the parish office.  She will guide you through the necessary paperwork and schedule your family’s Baptism on the parish calendar.  For any other general questions, please contact Lisa at [email protected]

If you have been asked to be a godparent for a Baptism and are in need of the preparation class, please contact Laurie Cantonwine at [email protected]

For all others, the Baptism Preparation Class begins with an in-person Meet & Greet.  This takes place quarterly, and is a wonderful time of refreshments and fellowship.  At the Meet & Greet, you will meet the Baptism team, other families with children of similar ages, and receive the Baptism Checklist that will help guide you through the process.  This is also a time to have your questions answered and learn what to expect during the Baptism.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 14th
First Communion Kick-Off
6:30 pm in the Church Sanctuary

Confirmation (youth)

Youth Confirmation Class is suitable for children with a one-year minimum faith-learning equivalency, 7th grade through age 16.  Those of age 16 and older should enroll in the RCIA program for adults.  Youth should know the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, be attending weekly Mass, and have a true, intimate desire to be confirmed into the Catholic Church.

Sunday classes begin in September, and culminate in the spring.  For a complete syllabus, meeting times, and general questions, please contact Deacon Tim and Mary Shamrell.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 14th
First Communion Kick-Off
6:30 pm in the Church Sanctuary

First Reconciliation & Communion

First Reconciliation & Communion Classes are suitable for children 2nd-4th grade who have had a one-year minimum faith-learning equivalency.  Children should know their basic prayers, Bible stories and characters, and be attending Mass weekly.  If your child does not meet these criteria, please begin attending the weekly Children’s Liturgy, and enroll in next year’s cycle. 

 Classes are held on alternating Wednesdays from 4-5 pm by Rachael Dickson and Becky Clark with Our Lady of Lourdes School.  For a complete syllabus and locations, please click here. 

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 14th
First Communion Kick-Off
6:30 pm in the Church Sanctuary

Marriage & Wedding Preparation

If you are a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes, and need to complete your Marriage Preparation for a future wedding either here at the parish or elsewhere, please contact Deacon Tim and Mary Shamrell.
[email protected] 

For general information regarding booking a wedding at the parish, please click here

Upcoming Dates

TBD

RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is suitable for ages 16 and older. This is a safe and welcoming place to explore the tenets of the Catholic faith, journey deeper into spiritual life, and for those desiring, receive some or all of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil: baptism, first communion, and confirmation.

RCIA at Our Lady of Lourdes is open to all parishioners, regardless of if you need sacraments or not.  It is a wonderful place to examine the faith and grow in knowledge and wisdom. We also are always in need of Sponsors for our candidates.

Classes take place on Sundays from 10-11 am at the Pastoral Center. To register, please click here: (needs to be a link that includes the sign-up registration from before. I would like to review this and make sure nothing is missing.)

Upcoming Dates

TBD

RCIC, Rite of Christian Initiation for Children

For children age 7 and older who have not yet been baptized, or older youth who have missed the normal age for First Communion, RCIC is the correct place.  Classes are available for two age brackets, for ages 7 through 15. Classes take place on Sundays from 10-11 am at the Pastoral Center.  To register, please click here:  (needs to be a link that includes the sign-up registration from before.  I would like to review this and make sure nothing is missing.) For general questions, contact Rebecca. [email protected]

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, September 11, 2022
RCIC Kick-Off, 12 pm, OLL School Arcade. Look for the booth at our Parish Day celebration.