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 OCIA program.
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 and Godparent forms:
Parishioners who wish to take Holy Communion to their spouses should contact the Parish Office at 941-497-2931.
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.)
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
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 OCIA program.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE—If you are a registered parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes and plan to marry in our parish, please contact the office 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
“Your wedding day is one day,
but your marriage lasts a lifetime.”
Witness to Love (WTL) is a virtues-based model of marriage renewal and preparation that integrates modern principles of psychology and the virtues to help couples facilitate and talk about their relationship. All built on the rock of True Love, “God”.
What makes WTL unique is that the engaged couple chooses their own mentor couple. This is a couple they both admire and see as a source of faith formation. This mentor couple gives them a connection and integration into the parish. Through the sharing of the mentor couple’s own marriage journey, the engaged couple inherits a “lifeline” of support in their commitment to Jesus and His Church.
The Sacrament of Marriage Preparation Steps
Contact the Parish Office Manager.
Complete Parish and Diocese required paperwork.
Engaged couple meets with Clergy (Priest/Deacon) and completes Premarital Inventory Questionnaire.
Engaged couple choses a mentor couple to work with for the WTL
Engaged couple attends a coaching session with the WTL Parish Marriage Prep Coordinator and Mentor Couple.
Engaged couple and mentor couple have monthly meetings using WTL Workbooks and Videos. (Completing all six WTL Chapters)
Engaged couple attends a Parish or Diocesan Couples Retreat (Mentor Couples invited to attend).
At WTL Chapter 5 dinner and meeting at the Mentor Couple’s home, the Priest or Deacon is invited to provide the Theology discussion.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) on-line course is recommended.
Both Couples welcomed to the Parish and invited to small groups/Parish ministry opportunities.
Continued accompaniment by Mentor Couple and Parish Community with newly married couple.
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.