Sacraments

Marriage

Anyone contemplating marriage in the Catholic Church must be a practicing Catholic. Father must be contacted before a date can be set or halls rented. The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana; requires a minimum six month preparation period, PreCana or Engagement Encounter.

Father David Rasner can be reached at 574-583-5724 or ladyofthelakes@lightstreamin.com


Baptism

May be arranged for Saturday. A weekday may be arranged if needed, but you must verify with Father first.

At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic. At least one God Parent must be a baptized and practicing Catholic and at least 16 years of age.

The second God Parent may be a baptized practicing Christian Witness. Please contact Father Rasner at 574-583-5724 for a date and other information as soon as possible.


First Communion (First Eucharist)

This Sacrament is usually completed during the students 2nd grade year, in the context of ongoing participation in our children’s C.C.D. program.  The student must be at least 7 years of age, baptized and have received their First reconciliation  Please call the parish office (574)583-5724 and ask for Father Rasner, or Ary Nelson at (574)583-6790 with any questions regarding this Sacrament. This needs to be done as soon as possible.
Shut Ins should be visited regularly by Ministers of Holy Communion and by Father. Call the office 583-6790 or Father 583-5724 to make arrangements.


Confirmation

This Sacrament is usually completed in the Sophomore year or 10th grade of high school. The student must have been baptized and received their 1st Communion (or receiving their 1st Communion at the time of Confirmation).  Again, please call the parish office and ask for Father Rasner (574)583-5724, with any questions regarding this Sacrament.
Special circumstances (eg. Adults) Please contact Father at (574)583-5724 as soon as possible.


Holy Orders and Religious Vocations

See Father Rasner or contact the Diocesan Office of vocations at www.dol-in.org/vocations; office@priestforever.org; or phone (765)269-4652 or (765)269-4653 mbrown@dol-in.org.


Sacrament of the Sick

All shut ins and nursing home residents should be visited and brought Holy Communion regularly: Call the Parish Office with anyone who needs to be on the list. Please let us know if your loved one is in the hospital for an extended peiord so that they can be visited (the hospitals no longer automatically inform us). The Sacraments of the Sick (Anointing) should be received when one begins to be in danger from sickness or old age-call Father at 574-583-5724; ALSO the Sacrament of the Sick is regularly administered during 5:30pm Mass on the First Wednesday of the month.


Adult Enquirers

Any adult interested in becoming Catholic or just in learning more about the Faith are invited to Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults instruction classes. These classes are held on Wednesday evenings a 7:00pm in the Fall of the year. Please call Father Rasner for more information at (574)583-5724.


First Reconciliation (Confession)

Confessions are heard Saturday Afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:15pm; on half hour before weekday Masses or by appointment.
First Confession (Reconciliation) is made prior to First Communion in context of our C.C.D. classes.