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Ministries in Parish Life

 

Infant Baptism

Infants receive the Sacrament of Baptism at less than catechetical age, generally 5 years or younger.  For infant baptism, parents are required to take instruction aimed at understanding their role in the faith formation of their children.  Call the parish office to receive information about classes and how to begin this process.  This program is facilitated by couples and individuals from the parish who have volunteered for this ministry.   For more information, call Fernando Garcia @ 361-228-1593

Adult Confirmation

Catholics typically are confirmed in high school as part of our youth program.  However, we frequently get adults who are not confirmed and would like to be confirmed.  We are offering several series of classes for adults seeking confirmation.   

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process established for the universal Church for individuals, eighteen years or older, to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion (Eucharist)Whom is RCIA for?

  • Adults in need of Baptism.
  • Adults baptized in another Christian denomination who desire to become Catholic.
  • Adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and Confirmation.

The information about  these classes are well-publicized in the weekly bulletin, or you may call Jesse Rivera @ 361-522-7558

 Marriage Preparation

Diocesan policy for marriage preparation requires that couples allow for a minimum of six months of advance preparation.  This gives the parish adequate time for paperwork and the couple adequate time for their preparation.  Preparation includes attendance at an Engaged Encounter    No wedding date can be set before meeting with the parish priest.  To set an appointment, please call the priest Fr. Peter Thenan @ 361-793-8722

Sponsor Couple Program

The Sponsor Couple Program is a program in which engaged couples work with a married couple assigned to them by the parish program coordinator.  It provides direct couple-to-couple sharing of the sacred-human reality which is day-to-day experience of Christian marriage.

Weekend Faith Renewal  

 

Faith Renewal Retreat

It is a weekend retreat experience that leads the individual to an interior experience with oneself and with God. It is a community building tool in which individuals once again find their purpose and fulfillment which was lost by sin of man. The plan that the creator God had in mind when He created man is rediscovered and relived by the individuals through this retreat. Our Lady is renewing the faith of her members by these weekend exposures and motivating them to build up communities and support one another in every area of their life.  Contact Lupe Alvarez @ 361-720-0543

Social Services

St. Vincent de Paul

Our parish has a   St. Vincent de Paul Society group that reaches to the help of the needy. They accept all kinds of food donations and monitory donations and pool together all resources to help the people in need. The whole parish is behind this association in their endeavor to put in to practice of the teachings o Christ when He said " I was hungry and you fed me, and I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.."  For more information, contact the coordinator, Joseph Ruiz @ 361-228-2323