The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated during the Saturday evening and Sunday morning liturgies on a rotating basis. All parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Program offered the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. It must be taken before the baptism and it need only be taken once. The preparation programs give parents the opportunity to consider the meaning of their own faith, the Church's understanding of Baptism, and the elements of the Rite of Baptism. In addition to the class, a baptism form must be completed before scheduling a baptism. Baptism forms are available at the Baptism Formation class. If you have already taken the class, you can obtain the baptism forms at the church office. (Except in the case of an emergency, baptisms are not scheduled during the Lenten season.) Volunteers are needed to help with the preparation meetings as well as assist at Baptism liturgies.
Marriage preparation is an important process and should be started as soon as possible upon engagement. Even if you elect to be married elsewhere, we are happy to provide the marriage preparation needed. If you have a prior marriage and are in need of annulment, please feel free to call. For more information, contact Father Don West at 777-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Married couples act as ‘Sponsor Couples' who share their marriage experiences with engaged couples of our parish. Sponsor couples use preparation materials to guide their ministry and meet three times each year for discussions and guest speakers. Being a sponsor couple not only helps the engaged couple, but strengthens your own marriage.
Please click here for more information about the Confirmation process. Adults who wish to be confirmed, especially those preparing for marriage, should contact the Parish Office at 513-777-6433.
Children in the second grade are invited to prepare for the celebration of the Eucharist. Parents are involved in the entire process. Parents are invited to an informational session in January and receive materials to work with their child/ren at home. A parent-child retreat is part of the preparation process. The children celebrate First Eucharist at the parish liturgies during the Easter Season. Click here for more information.
Children in the second and fourth grade are invited to prepare for the celebration of First Reconciliation. Parents are involved in the entire process. Parents are invited to an informational meeting in September and receive materials to use at home with their children. The children celebrate the sacrament with the parish community at the Advent Reconciliation Service. An additional parish reconciliation service is held during the season of Lent. Click here for more information.