Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism of Infants – Infants are welcomed into the life of Christ and the Catholic Church through baptism. Parents of the infants are asked to call the Parish office (432-682-6303) to make an appointment with a priest. After the appointment, one baptism class is required. Classes are usually scheduled on the second Sunday of the month.

Baptisms are celebrated in groups usually on the Saturday after each monthly class.

Baptisms of Adults – Adults are baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). These baptisms usually take place on the evening before Easter. Call Alison at the Parish Office to inquire about RCIA.


Anointing of the Sick:

The Anointing of the Sick is offered to those with a serious illness, preparing for surgery, or suffering from the effects of old age. Call the Office to setup an appointment.


Funerals

The death of a loved one is a poignant moment in the family and St. Ann’s offers many services during the time of bereavement. Call 432-682-6303.

The initial arrangements for a Wake Service (Rosary) and Funeral Mass are made in consultation with the Funeral Home. When the family of the deceased is making arrangements at the Funeral Home, the parish is called.

A member of the Lazarus Committee will visit with the family to prepare for the liturgies, help them chose scripture readings and songs, and make other arrangements. The Marienfeld Lay Carmelites usually lead the Wake Service and Rosary and a Bereavement Choir leads the singing at the Mass.

St. Ann’s Parish offers a reception, served in the Parlor or Commons, for family and friends.


Marriage:

St. Ann’s Parish welcomes couples who are planning their wedding. Please call the Parish Office to set up an appointment with one of the priests. It is best to call at least six months before the wedding.

St. Ann’s Cana Committee assists the couple in planning, leading the rehearsal and celebrating the wedding liturgy.

In the case of any previous marriages of the prospective bride and groom, no plans should be made before consulting one of the priests.


Confirmation:

The Sacrament of Confirmation is typically celebrated with young people in the tenth grade. Two years of participation in the Life Teen program are required. See the Youth Ministry page for more information.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for adults is arranged by contacting Alison Pope at the Parish Office or in consultation with one of the priests during Marriage Preparation.


Ordination to Priesthood:

Several men from St. Ann’s have become priests and we encourage young men to go to the seminary if they discern that they might have a call to the priesthood. We would love to celebrate your ordination one day! Call the Parish Office and talk to one of the priests for more information.