Sacraments


BAPTISM
Five months before the Baptism, the  parents of the baby need to register as 
parishioners. Registration is in the OLOH Church Office.  The parents and godparents are 
required to have an interview with the Priest before attending the baptismal classes.
Baptism classes are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:00 am in our parish hall.
The Baptismal Ceremony takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month normally
during the evening Masses.  If there are 5 or more to be Baptized, the Ceremony will be
held at 11:00 am.
There is a follow up class on the fourth Tuesday of each month from  6:00 to 7:00 pm

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) 
Restores our union with Christ; that has been disrupted by our personal sins.  Saturdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Communal Reconciliation is offered during the year with special times during  Lent and
Advent seasons and during Verbena Fiesta.
Should you be in need of this sacrament please contact our office.

HOLY EUCHARIST (FIRST HOLY COMMUNION) 
Religious education is held from Kindergarten through the tenth grade. Classes are held every Sunday  from 9:30 to 11:30am.
The children attending class; attend Mass as part of their formation to receive their 
Reconciliation and First Communion Sacraments. Classes begin in the fall (August)
and continue the same as the school year.

PRE-CONFIRMATION AND CONFIRMATION
Deepens our union with Christ and helps us proclaim our Faith in Him; before others.
Classes are held each Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Part of the program is to
attend mass every Sunday.   One Sunday each month there is a meeting with parents
and candidates. The age requirement is 14 to 18 years old.
Classes begin in the fall (August) and continue the same as the school year.

CIC (Catholic Initiation of Children) 
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm
RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults )
Tue 5:30
YOUTH GROUPS
Please refer to our calendar for dates and times
  
ANOINTING OF THE SICK 
Heals and strengthens our union with Christ during times of serious illness.
The first Friday of each month the Priest will visit the elderly and sick in their homes
during the morning.  In the evening mass the Priest will anoint the sick.
Sundays the Eucharist Ministers will take Communion to the home bound.
Should you be in need of this sacrament please contact our office.

HOLY ORDERS
Ordination "Confers" a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the
exercise of a "Sacred Power" which can come only from Christ Himself through the
church.  In the Sacrament of Holy Order there are three degrees or orders: Bishop,
Priest, and Deacon.
Should you be interested in becoming a priest, please contact the office for an
appointment with the Priest.

MARRIAGE
Makes a man and woman, husband and wife and gives them grace
through the Sacrament of Matrimony and helps them to live with God, for God and each other.
According to the official manual of the Dioceses the bride or groom are to be registered
with the church 4-6 months before the wedding date and are to be over 18 years of age.