In asking that your child be baptized, the Church takes this as a pledge that you are committed to see to it that this Baptism bears fruit. Attendance at a class is necessary before the birth of your first child. The classes are held every even month (February, April, June, August, October and December) usually on the first Sunday of each month. Baptisms are normally held on the second, third, and fourth Saturday of each month. Contact the Kim Clulee, 837-1864 or by email at email@example.com to register for a class and to schedule a Baptism.
Immediate preparation for First Eucharist is separate from and in addition to religious education classes which occur either in a Catholic school or through a parish religious education program for public school students. The program is typically done in a child’s second grade year. Preparation of older children is done through a process of Christian Initiation for Children, and the Director of Religious Education is to be contacted about these special needs.
Immediate preparation for First reconciliation is separate from and in addition to religious education classes which occur either in a Catholic school or through a parish religious education program for public school students. The program is typically done in the Fall of a child’s second grade year. Preparation of older children is done through a process of Christian Initiation for Children, and the Director of Religious Education is to be contacted about these special needs.
Candidates, including students enrolled in Catholic and/or Private Schools, must be at least 16 years of age and successfully complete our Confirmation Formation Program and parish retreat. Confirmation students are usually in the 11th grade and must have received all prior Sacraments and Catechesis. Please contact Jake Etcheveria at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 337-552-1119
Marriage is a covenant of love and a sacramental bond between a woman and a man. It is also a legal contract. Both the state and the church, therefore, have laws and policies relating to marriage. State requirements may be discovered by contacting the Clerk of Court’s office. What the church requires, you will discover with your first interview with the priest at Sacred Heart. This interview should be scheduled at least six months prior to your intended date of marriage. This is the policy of the parish as well as the Diocese of Lafayette. Weddings are scheduled either Friday evenings, or Saturday mornings or afternoons, no later than 1:30 p.m. No Saturday evening weddings. Contact the office to schedule, 837-1864. Wedding Policy and Guidelines 2015(book format)
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament of healing is provided for people who are facing surgery or contract some significant illness. Calling it the “last rites” was too limiting in its intent, and so now the church calls it the anointing of the sick to continue Jesus’ healing ministry through the prayers of the church. Please call the office to arrange for the sacrament as needed.
The ordained minister is committed to sanctify, teach and build up the Christian community. All Christians share in this ministry and are called to support it through action, study and prayer. Those considering a call to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, or religious life may wish to visit with one of the parish priests.
Contact: The Front desk at 837-1864