Weddings and Funerals / Bodas y Funerales
Our parish is sensitive to your sacramental needs. If you would like to schedule a wedding or funeral at Our Lady of Lourdes, please contact Patti Eastwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 321.723.3636.
Nuestra parroquia está lista para ayudarle con sus necesidades sacramentales. Si desea programar una boda o un funeral en Our Lady of Lourdes, comuníquese con Patti Eastwood a email@example.com o llame a la oficina al 321.723.3636. Para asistencia en español contacte a Antonio Mogollón 321.723.3636 firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptisms / Bautismos
Infant Baptism – (birth through 7 years old)
Baptism Class – Parents and Godparents
Together with the parents, the godparents are to present the child at the baptism and help lead him/her to a Catholic way of life. This includes helping the child to faithfully fulfill the obligations connected with our Catholic faith. The first step to celebrate the sacrament of Baptism is for parents and godparents to take a baptism class. If the class is taken at another parish, parents/godparents are to request a certification of baptism class completion letter.
To register for baptism class, contact Patty Taylor 723-3636 email@example.com
Only one male and one female or one from either gender can be a godparent.
Godparents must be at least 16 years of age; have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation; not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized; and be in good standing with the Catholic Church. If the godparents are married they must have been married by a Catholic deacon or priest.
Christian Witness & Proxy
A non-Catholic of another Christian denomination, who is actively practicing his/her faith, may serve as a Christian Witness, providing one godparent is Catholic. The Christian Witness also requires a letter of good standing from his/her church. A person who is baptized Catholic, but has left the Catholic faith to practice in another Christian community cannot be a godparent. If the godparents are unable to attend the baptism, you may ask any Christian that you choose to stand in as proxy for the godparent(s).
The names of the godparent(s), not the proxy, will appear on the baptism certificate.
Child Baptism – (7 years old through high school)
Children 7 years old through high school youth will participate in our small group or family-centered sacramental preparation program. For more information, please contact Patty Taylor 723-3636 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The faith formation program in the Catholic Church for unbaptized adults is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Each person’s spiritual journey is unique and the RCIA process will prepare you in discernment and for fuller participation in the Catholic faith. The RCIA group meets throughout the calendar year on Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Ministries Building, 1626 Oak Street.
First Communion and Sacrament of Reconciliation
Children in Grade 2 and older along with their parent/guardian attend special family-centered sacramental preparation sessions in addition to enrollment at our school or Sunday/Wednesday religious education classes.
Confirmation / Confirmación
Confirmation completes the Sacraments of Initiation and is celebrated in high school (9th grade) or older.