Baptism

Parents requesting Baptism or having questions should review the following Baptism Preparation Process

First Communion

Eucharist celebrates our life together as a community. It is the central act of worship for Catholics. In the Eucharist, Christ is most profoundly present in the Church, which gathers to hear the Word of God and to share the nourishment of Christ’s Body with on another. Eucharist is celebrated by the entire community at all mass times. Eucharist is also celebrated daily.

The celebration of First Eucharist is traditionally celebrated in the Spring of second grade. One year of formal instruction in the faith is recommended. Both children and parents participate in the immediate preparation provided for by the Religious Education Staff.

For adults returning to the faith, instructions concerning this sacrament can be arranged by contacting the parish office at 320-632-5720.

 

First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, sometimes referred to as “confession” celebrates God’s mercy and helps us to experience divine forgiveness. It enables us to return to spiritual health in the family of God, to forgive ourselves and to become reconciled with others.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday at 7:15 pm -7:45 pm in the Church. Other occasions can be arranged by contacting a priest. Reconciliation Services are scheduled during the Lent and Advent Season.

Children are prepared to celebrate this Sacrament in Grade 2 through the Religious Education sessions. Adults who would like information about this Sacrament are encouraged to call the Office.

 

Marriage

The Sacrament of Matrimony is usually celebrated on Friday evening, Saturday morning or early afternoon. Call the Parish Office at least six months prior to the intended wedding date to schedule an interview and arrange for pre-marriage instruction. Registration in the parish is required.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the sick celebrates and reminds us of God’s compassion and helps us to experience spiritual — and sometimes physical — strengthening when we are ill. As a parish, we celebrate this Sacrament communally the First Saturday of each month after the 8:30 am Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. For individual needs, parishoners are encouraged to contact the Parish Office. Regular visits are made to area hospitals and homes.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is traditionally celebrated in the Spring of 11th grade. A minimum of two years of formal education prior to celebration of the Sacrament is required. Please call the parish office for more information 320-632-5720

 

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is a sacrament of service by which some are called by God to lead and serve the Church and the world as priests.

The entire community is encouraged to pray for vocations, that people of all ages be open to God’s call to service. Anyone interested in information about a life of ministry is encouraged to speak with a member of the Parish Staff.