Anointing of the sick
This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick: by this grace the whole person is helped and saved, sustained by trust in God, and strengthened against temptations of the Evil One and against anxiety over death. Thus the sick person is able not only to bear suffering bravely, but also to fight against it.
(Pastoral Care of the Sick, 6)
Please call the Parish Office at 435-637-1846 if you or a family member are in need of the sacrament.
Funerals at Notre Dame de Lourdes
At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
(Order of Christian Funerals, 4)
The funeral home usually contacts Father to arrange for the funeral services.
Baptism incorporates us into Christ and forms us into God’s people. This first sacrament pardons all our sins, rescues us from the power of darkness, and brings us to the dignity of adopted children, a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit. Hence we are called and are indeed the children of God.
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Christian Initiation, General Introduction 2)
Infant Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation that welcomes a child into our faith community of Catholic Christian believers. It is the celebration that begins the faith life of the child in and with Christ. Because the child is unable to express faith, the Church invites the parents and god parents into a preparation process prior to the celebration of Baptism.
Preparation for Baptism
If you are baptizing your first child or it has been more than one year since you participated in a baptism preparation class, you and/or your spouse are expected to participate in a preparation class before the Rite of Baptism. You may take the session here at Notre Dame de Lourdes or any other Catholic church. The godparents are required to take this preparation class, or one at their parish, as well.
Baptism Preparation Classes are held on the third Sunday of the month in the church basement. Please contact Mike or Della Gurule at 637-9025 to sign up for the class. For more information contact Lisa Pehler, parish secretary.
Infant baptisms are celebrated regularly at Notre Dame de Lourdes. After you have attended the Baptismal Preparation class, call Fr. Rafael Murillo to schedule the Baptism.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children/Youth
Children who have reached the age of 7 and have not been baptized are invited into the process of Christian initiation based on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA.) This process will prepare young people and their families for the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Children should be enrolled in the parish Religious Education program, or a Catholic school (parish or private) for one year prior to beginning this preparation. For more information, please contact Catherine Kane, Director of Religious Education at 435-637-1846
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is a process of conversion and spiritual formation for individuals who are interested in living the Christian life in the Catholic tradition. It is a time of prayer, study, reflection, faith sharing, ongoing discernment and participation in the life of the parish. To learn more about the RCIA process, contact Toni Bettino.
An Overview of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
By signing us with the gift of the Spirit, confirmation makes us more completely the image of the Lord and fills us with the Holy Spirit, so that we may bear witness to him before all the world and work to bring the Body of Christ to its fullness as soon as possible. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Christian Initiation, General Introduction 2)
Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation is a two-year process. Children are to be in religious education or faith formation classes one year prior to the year in which the sacrament is to be celebrated.
Preparing students for the Sacrament of Confirmation involves a partnership among the youth, their families, parishioners, catechists, and staff.
In the first year of the program, the foundations of faith formation are presented in a classroom setting with an emphasis on Church history, prayer, sacraments, and an ongoing exploration of sacred scripture. As the formal confirmation preparation process begins, students strengthen their faith by delving deeper into Catholic teachings and traditions. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of sacred scripture and the sacrament of Confirmation. Throughout the year, students are encouraged to develop their understanding of their commitment to the promises made for them at Baptism, and to discern the meaning of Confirmation in their lives. Students of high school age who have not been confirmed for whatever reason and wish to enter into preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation may contact Catherine Kane.
Basic Program Requirements
- A Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate
- Family must be verifiable parishioners
- Student must attend both years of the Confirmation program
- Registration in the Confirmation program
- Completion of two years of Religious Education in a parish program.
- Attendance at all sacramental preparation classes, special sessions, and retreats
- Regular attendance at mass.
- Parent participation in classes.
- Affirmation of baptismal name or selection of confirmation name
- Completion of Saint Report
- Selection of sponsor
- Sponsor must be a confirmed Catholic 16 years of age or older.
- Sponsor must be active in his/her faith and Christian life
- Sponsor may not be the candidate’s father or mother (preferably, the sponsor is someone outside of the immediate family).
- Sponsor must pray for and with the candidate.
The objective of the service requirement is to enculturate a faith that does justice, to form confirmation candidates who are men and women for others. Confirmation Candidates must complete Christian/community service as decided upon by the class. Should you have any questions, please contact Catherine Kane.
To accomplish so great a work Christ is always present in his church, especially in liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass both in the person of his minister…and most of all in the Eucharistic species….He is present in his word since it is he himself who speaks when the holy scriptures are read in church. Lastly, he is present when the church prays and sings, for he has promised “where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them.”
(Sacrosanctum Concilium 7)
Ordinary Daily and Sunday Masses
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 11:00 am
Spanish Mass: Thursdays at 7:00 pm DST and 6:00 p.m. MST
Holy Days: as announced
T- F: 8:00 am in the parish center chapel
First Eucharist Preparation
In the Diocese of Salt Lake City, children are expected to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist. Many children prepare for and celebrate Reconciliation for the first time around the age of seven. Children should be enrolled in a Catholic school or a parish Religious Education program for one year prior to the year in which the sacrament is to be received. Questions can be directed to Catherine Kane, Director of Religious Education 435-637-1846.
Marriage is a Sacrament of the Church, that is, a place in which you can encounter the person of Jesus alive and active within your relationship. As such, we hope that you recognize your wedding as a profoundly spiritual experience for you and for the rest of the Church who will see in your love for each other a reflection of the immeasurable love that Jesus Christ has for all the Church.
We are grateful that you desire to have your wedding at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church or are parishioners who desire to marry outside the parish. It is our desire to help you discern your call to married life with this particular person by accompanying your through the Church’s marriage preparation program. It is our further desire that your marriage be sacramental—that is, a way of experiencing God’s love and commitment to you and for you to express your love of and commitment to God through your married life.
The Diocese of Salt Lake City requires that you begin sacramental preparation for your wedding celebration at least six months prior to your wedding. During that time you will participate in an approved Marriage Preparation Program, meet with the priest or deacon who will preside at your wedding at least once, work with the pastor or his designate to complete all the necessary paperwork for your wedding, and work with the office manager to schedule and reserve the Church for a rehearsal and marriage ceremony.
Ceremony Scheduling and Arrangements
We ask that you make inquiries about marriage preparation at least six months prior to the planned wedding date. If previously married, annulment must be completed before date can be set for the wedding. Requirements and class information will be covered during the first meeting with the priest.
The people of God accomplish and perfect continual repentance in many different ways. They share in the sufferings of Christ by enduring their own difficulties, carry out works of mercy and charity, and adopt ever more fully the outlook of the Gospel message. Thus the people of God become in the world a sign of conversion to God. All this the Church expresses in its life and celebrates in its liturgy when the faithful confess that they are sinners and ask pardon of God and of their brothers and sisters. This happens in penitential services, in the proclamation of the word of God, in prayer, and in the penitential parts of the Eucharistic celebration.
(Rite of Penance, 4)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: after the 5:30 p.m. Mass
By appointment: Call 435-637-1846
First Reconciliation/ First Eucharist Information
In the Diocese of Salt Lake City, children celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist. Many children prepare for and celebrate Reconciliation for the first time usually around the age of seven. Jesus Christ is truly present in our midst. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an encounter with Jesus that forgives sins and restores us to grace. The Eucharist is the most profound way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish is pleased to welcome your children into a closer relationship with Jesus through these sacraments. As the primary caretakers of your child’s faith formation, the preparation you will do with them is very important. To assist you with this role, there will be parent meetings for Reconciliation and for Eucharist. A copy of your child’s baptism certificate if he or she was baptized elsewhere. We encourage you to begin this process right away, especially if you need a baptism certificate. We look forward to celebrating with your family as your children take this important step on their faith journey. For additional information, please contact Catherine Kane, Director of Religious Education 435-637-1846.
God calls each one of us personally to our vocation. Some of us are called to be married while others are invited to live the single life. God continues to faithfully call some of his sons and daughters to religious life as priests, brothers, and sisters. If you would like to find out more information about the religious life, please contact the office and make an appointment with our priest.