congregation of faith
The sacrament of marriage is entered into for life. It is established by the consent of a man and a woman in the presence of the church minister. Please contact the church office a minimum of six months prior to any permanent arrangements. Additional requirements and preparations will be explained at that time. No permanent arrangements should be made before talking to the priest.
To obtain reconciliation with God and with the Church, we examine our conscience and confess to a priest all the unconfessed grave sins we remember. Reconciliation is before Saturday Mass from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. During the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent, a parish celebration of reconciliation is held. For more information, call the church office at 979-548-2020.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. John the Apostle Catholic Churches
This is a sacrament of healing for the seriously ill, not to be considered as only “last rites”. Please call the church office to make arrangements.
Baptism is the first of rites which begins our journey by incorporating us in the body of Christ, that is the church. Baptism preparation class is required prior to a baptism for both the sponsors and parents. For information on SJA Baptismal Preparation, contact Roxann at 979-417-4447. For information on OLPH Baptismal Preparation, contact Rosario at 979-548-3614.
Adult Confirmation: For those who have received Baptism and 1st Eucharist, but yet to receive confirmation. Adults preparing to be confirmed attend classes separate from the youth, but are confirmed along with the youth. High School Confirmation: The two year preparation program begins in high school. Students attend CCE classes, contribute hours of community and church service, and fulfill additional requirements.
First Eucharist, First Communion and First Reconciliation
The two year program begins in the first grade and students attend CCE classes. There are parent meetings, as well.