Baptism

Baptisms are by Appointment

Please contact the Parish Office at 941-497-2931 for additional information.

Baptism is a sacrament of initiation.  Baptism incorporates us into the Church and gives us rebirth as sons and daughters  of God.  The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship.  Whether we are baptized as infants of adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. If you are an unbaptized adult, please contact the RCIA program.

Baptism from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

BAPTISM OF INFANTS—Call the Parish Office. Baptisms of children under seven years old are normally administered at the 12 noon Mass on the third Sunday of the month. Baptism classes for parents and godparents are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Education Building. Pre-registration is required. Call the Parish Office to obtain all the necessary forms and requirements and to register for the class.

Please click on the following link to access Baptism forms:

Registration Form for Baptism 

1st Holy Communion

Young boy receiving his 1st Holy Communion
First Eucharist:
Children must have completed at least one year of Faith Formation before beginning preparation for First Eucharist. First Eucharist is usually celebrated in the second grade.
Requirements for First Eucharist include:
  • Attends weekly class sessions prepared with completed homework assignments
  • Age appropriate understanding of the mystery of Christ (Real presence)
  • Recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary
  • Attends Mass regularly
  • Be familiar with the Mass responses
  • Can make the Sign of the Cross, saying the words:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Please call the Director of Religious Education Elisa Dacey for more information for your children 941-497-2931 or Elisa.Dacey@ollvenice.org

Holy Communion is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. If you have not received your 1st Holy Communion as an adult, please contact the RCIA program.

The Mass from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Reconciliation

Confession Schedule: The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered each Saturday from 2 pm to 2:45 pm and from 4 pm to 4:45 pm in the Chapel AND  by Appointment (Please call the Parish Office  941-497-2931.)

Sacrament of Penance from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 First Reconciliation: Children must be in their second year of Faith Formation before beginning preparation for Reconciliation.  Children usually celebrate First Reconciliation during the second grade, if they are properly prepared.

  • Can make the Sign of the Cross, saying the words: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary
  • Know the Act of Contrition
  • Be familiar with Sunday Liturgy

Confirmation

  Preparation for the reception of Confirmation is a two year process, beginning in grade 9, culminating in the reception of the Sacrament at the end of grade 10.

Please call the Director of Religious Education Elisa Dacey for more information for your children 941-497-2931 or Elisa.Dacey@ollvenice.org

Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. If you have not received your Confirmation as an adult, please contact the RCIA program.

Confirmation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Diocese of Venice  on Confirmation

Confirmation Study Guide

Marriage

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE—Contact Fr. Martin in the Parish Office. If you are a registered parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes and plan to marry in our parish, please contact Fr. Martin at least six months prior to the tentative wedding date. All dates are tentative until the marriage preparation process is complete and a determination is made about the freedom of the parties to marry.

For more information about our Marriage Preparation requirements please call the Parish Office  941-497-2931

Marriage from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Marriage from the Diocese of Venice

Vocations from the Diocese of Venice

Anointing of the Sick

If you or a loved one should need Anointing of the Sacrament of the Sick please call the Parish Office at 941-497-2931

The Sacrament of the Sick is a common name used for one of the Seven Sacraments, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, which is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength. A person does not need to wait until the point of death to receive this sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. For those who are about to depart from this life, the Church offers the person Penance, Anointing of the Sick and the Eucharist as Viaticum (food for the journey) given at the end of life.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the Sacraments of Healing

Anointing of the Sick from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops