Our Lady of Lourdes
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  1. Father Karl Celebrating Mass during a Mission.
    Father Karl Celebrating Mass during a Mission.
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  2. Sacred Oils
    Sacred Oils
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  3. Outdoor Mass
    Outdoor Mass
    Crowning Mary
  4. Deacon Rick
    Deacon Rick
    A fond farewell

Baptism Info

Contact Patty Taylor to schedule - pattytaylor@ollmlb.org
The Sacrament of Baptism is a sacred and serious event – so serious that this Sacrament can only be celebrated once in a person’s lifetime.  Parents proclaim that they are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Catholic faith and that it is their duty to bring the child up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us.  The Church teaches that parents are the first educators of their child in the ways of the faith and no one has more influence on a child’s sense of God and the Catholic faith than the ones who love and care for them the most. 
 
Policy and Procedures for Child's Baptism
Parents and Godparents need to attend Baptism preparation classes before the Baptism.  Classes are scheduled in February, April, August, and November.  Parents and Godparents should plan to attend together.  Out-of-town Godparents may attend classes at their home parish and provide a letter from their parish attesting to completion. 
Normally, parents have their children baptized in the parish where they are registered and participating members.  Parents must be registered parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes at least four months prior to the baptism.  Parishioners from other parishes may have their child baptized here if they obtain a letter of permission from their pastor.
 
Godparents
Godparents need to be fully-initiated, practicing Catholics 16 years old or older.  The Role of a Godparent is a serious undertaking and should not be considered an honorary position for particular family members. Godparents are instrumental in the faith practice of the child and are expected to provide a solid Catholic example for the nurturing of the child in the way of faith.  Godparents vow during the Baptism Rite to help parents raise the child in the practice of the Catholic faith.  A fully-initiated practicing Catholic is one who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation; attends Mass regularly and lives a life in communion with the teachings of the Catholic Church.  A Godparent who is married must be married in accordance with the laws of the Catholic Church (Cannon 874).  
 

One Godparent must be Catholic.  The other may be a practicing non-Catholic Christian as a Christian witness.  However, a person who was baptized Catholic and has rejected the Catholic faith or is practicing in a non-Catholic church is not a suitable Godparent or Christian witness for a Catholic baptism.  Catholic Godparents who attend Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes must be registered in the parish at least four months in order to receive a sponsor certificate.  Godparents who are not members here are required to present a Sponsor Certificate from their parish at the time the Baptism is scheduled.  
 
A Registration for Baptism Form must be completed along with $25 fee to cover the cost of materials.  A parent meeting with Fr. Karl will be set-up after the child's birth and prior to scheduling a date to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. 
 
For more information, email:   baptism@ollmlb.org   or contact Patty Taylor (321) 723-3636