The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the third Sunday of each month at 12:00 PM, following the 11:00 AM Mass, or during a regularly scheduled Mass if requested.
A family must be registered in the parish before arranging for Baptism. A Baptism preparation class is required for those parents who have not attended a class within the last two years. This class can and should be taken prior to the birth of the child, and is held quarterly on the second Sunday of January, April, July and October at 12:00 PM in Meeting Room #2. During the instruction class, a priest or deacon will explain the various elements of the celebration, as well as the responsibilities of the parents and godparents. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements.
FIRST COMMUNION, FIRST RECONCILIATION, AND CONFIRMATION
OLPH School students seeking the sacraments, together with Parish School of Religion (PSR) students, celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. OLPH Schooler 8th grade and those in PSR celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation every year together. Parent meetings are scheduled to help parents prepare their child for the sacraments.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is an important part of making ourselves more holy and virtuous. Catholics are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation any time that they are conscious of serious sin or at least once a year. Frequent confession is highly encouraged for growing in virtue and holiness. In addition to special penance services in Advent and Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered weekly at the following times:
Saturdays 3:45 to 4:30 PM, or by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING THE SICK
Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements, or contact Fr. Manoj at the Rectory at 419-382-4992.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
According to Diocesan guidelines, couples must contact the priest or a deacon at least six months before the wedding date. The couple usually meets several times with the priest or deacon and attends an Engaged Couples Conference. If you are seeking the sacrament of marriage, please contact the Parish Office for more information.
God still today calls men to follow Jesus in a special way as a priest or deacon. The man must first hear God's call and then answer that call affirmatively. Hearing God's call requires regular personal prayer and quiet time for reflection.
Men who think that God might be calling them to the priesthood or diaconate are encouraged to speak with one of the parish priests.