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Receive Sacraments BaptismBaptism

Baptism of infants and young children (under age seven) are celebrated most every Sunday, except during the season of Lent. Baptisms are celebrated at 2:00 p.m. in Spanish and 3:00 p.m. in English. 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 adults and children (age 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

For a child to receive First Communion, they must complete Sacramental Preparation classes and have received the Sacrament of Penance. Instruction/preparation for children is given by Catechists at the Grade 2 level 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 celebrated on the last weekend of April.

Reconciliation

For a child to receive Reconciliation, they must complete Sacramental Preparation. Instruction/preparation for children is given by Catechists at the Grade 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.

Confession Times
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

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 7th grade 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. First Communion Liturgy is celebrated on the last weekend of April.

Marriage

Weddings at St. Monica should be scheduled a year in advance and have a Sacramental preparation period of no less than six months prior to the date of wedding. You are asking the Church to witness your pledge of enduring love as you seek God’s blessing and the blessing and support of the Christian community as you embark on your life together as husband and wife. Those interested in being married at St. Monica must be registered parishioners, attend two or more meetings with the presiding priest, attend a daylong marriage retreat for engaged couples, and participate in a TOBIT weekend. All couples work with a parish wedding coordinator, who will assist with details of the marriage liturgy and wedding rehearsal. Engaged couples should first call the Parish Office at 317-253-2193 nine to twelve months before the wedding date for an appointment with a priest.