Each of the seven Sacraments is listed below with a link to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which provides information about the sacrament in brief—scriptural source, signs, and graces. Click on the Catechism link to go specific information about each of the sacraments.
- Catechism of the Catholic Church - Latin text copyright (c) Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Citta del Vaticano 1993
- Video on the theology of the sacraments
Sacraments of Christian Initiation
Sacraments of Healing
Sacraments of Vocation
Sacramental Preparation at St. Monica
Baptismal Preparation Classes (Ages 7 and younger) Take Place:
English - 4th Weds. of month at 7:00pm
Spanish - 2nd Weds. of month at 7:00pm
Baptisms Take Place:
English - Saturdays at 12:00pm or during 5:00pm Mass on the 4th Saturday of the month
Spanish - Saturdays at 12:30pm or during 3:00pm Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month
Baptisms at the Sunday Masses; they will occur only at 5 PM on Saturdays (English) and the 3 PM Mass on Sundays (Spanish) on the fourth weekend of each month.
Those who seek a baptism of their infant or young child must attend a 90-minute baptismal preparation class and be a registered member of St. Monica Church. Please call the parish office at 317-253-2193 to register for baptism preparation class and request a date for your child’s baptism.
Unbaptized children ages seven to seventeen are prepared for the sacrament through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIA and RCIC). Information about RCIA and RCIC may be obtained by calling Anne Corcoran, RCIA Team Coordinator, at 317-253-2193 or .
First Communion Sacramental Preparation
(Grades 2 & above)
For a child to receive First Communion, he/she must complete Sacramental Preparation classes and have received the Sacrament of Penance. Instruction/preparation for children is given by Catechists at Gr. 2 or above either during Sunday School or during religion class at St. Monica School. Students must have one complete year of Religious Education before they can be enrolled in a sacramental preparation class. First Communion Liturgy is typically celebrated on the last weekend of April.
Reconciliation (Gr. 2 & above)
For a child to receive Reconciliation, they must complete Sacramental Preparation. Instruction/preparation for children is given by Catechists at the Gr. 2 level or above either during Sunday School or during religion class at St. Monica School. The reception of the first Reconciliation sacrament is celebrated in the fall.
Saturdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
(Additional confessions available during Lent and Advent)
Confirmation Preparation (Gr. 7 & above)
The Sacrament of Confirmation is traditionally the third and final Sacrament of Initiation. The Candidate (i.e. to student preparing for Confirmation) has already received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and First Communion. For a child to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, they must complete Sacramental Preparation classes given by Catechists at the Gr. 7 level or above either during Sunday School or religion class at St. Monica School. Students must have one complete year of Religious Education before they can be enrolled in a sacramental preparation class.