Sacraments

Baptism

  • Parents must come to the office to register the child
  • Bring child’s birth certificate (Child must be under 6 years old)
  • Godparents should be practicing Catholics, If God parents are a couple they must be married by the Catholic Church and need to present marriage certificate from the church. If not a couple, and are thus single, must be confirmed and show their Confirmation certificate
  • Parents and God Parents are required to attend a Baptismal preparation class, that takes place on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the classrooms.
  • If parents are not from Orange Cove and live further than the surrounding cities then they must give reason why they want to baptize here and must bring a letter of permission from their Catholic Church giving our priest permission to baptize in our parish.
  • Baptisms are on most Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. in Spanish and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in English. Baptisms in English may also be done on Saturday if schedule permits.

For more Information please call the office.


Holy Communion

  • Registrations are on Sundays of August
  • Age: must be at least in first grade or older
  • Two year program, classes are on Saturdays and Sundays

Confirmation

  • Registrations are on Sundays of July
  • Age: must be a freshman in high school or older
  • Two year program, classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Sponsors/Padrinos must be confirmed

Holy Matrimony

  •  First step is to make an appointment with the pastor
  • Six month prior to desired date
  • Must do weekend retreat plus classes in the parish
  • Donation of $400.00, includes retreat, classes, and music during mass if so desired

Anointing of the Sick

  • Call parish office and the pastor will go to your home or hospital

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

  • Adults who have not been baptized, received first communion, or confirmed; or Christians wanting to know information about the church.
  • Classes start in September until Easter of the following year
  • Classes are on Tuesdays