Sacrament of Baptism
Baptisms are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month following 11 am Mass. Special arrangements may be made by calling or emailing Erica Harlan at the parish office and making your request - 276-2059 or .
First time parents are required to attend a pre-Baptism class. Call or email Deacon Jim and Mary Houston to register for the class. Free babysitting is provided if needed. Godparents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. Call 515-681-7259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults who are seeking the Sacrament of Baptism or are already baptized and wish to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church with the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist may contact Mary Sue Lone. Call 276-2059 or email email@example.com. You can find out more about the process of RCIA here.
First Reconciliation &
First Communion Preparation
Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion take place in 2nd Grade. Part of their preparation includes participation in regular class sessions, either in our parish school, our parish faith formation process, or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Their final preparation for First Communion culminates with a retreat shared with their parents on a Saturday that includes a variety of activities. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cheryl Fournier by calling 278-5684 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation Program (High School Sophomores)
Program Layout: Never before have our youth been under such pressure to conform to materialistic values of the American culture. They deserve a Confirmation process in which the voice of the Gospel is as equally compelling. What resulted was a program unlike anything in the Diocese of Des Moines. It is a mentor-based program; one that is easily individualized and expects more from our teens than their simple attendance. This program calls our young people to go deeper in their faith and invites them to encounter Jesus Christ in a real way. For families who have youth who will be sophomores in 2017-2018 please look for a parent meeting coming spring of 2017.
If you are interested in learning more about the Confirmation program or becoming a mentor please contact Samantha in the Faith Formation office at 278-5684, ext. 129 or email@example.com.
Find out more information about Confirmation here.
The date for the Confirmation Mass is Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7 pm.