Baptism

OLMC welcomes you and your child on this joyous occasion.  Baptism is the foundation for all sacramental life. Through baptism we are freed from sin and initiated into the Christian community of believers.

Parents seeking Baptism for their child are encouraged to contact Cristy Barton  at 757-595-0385 ext. 131 or cbarton@olmc.org for more information about how to register, the role of godparents and the dates available for the celebration.

 

Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays throughout the year, either within Sunday Mass or separately. Parents are asked to attend a preparation session for their first child being Baptized. During the session, parents will be invited to consider their own Christian faith, the responsibilities that come from decision to baptize their child, their role as the first educators of the faith for their child and become familiar with the role of godparents and the Rite of Baptism for Children.

Godparent requirements:

Please note that Godparents take on a special role in the life of a Catholic child being baptized.  Every child being baptized must have at least one Catholic godparent.  They may have two godparents (one Godfather and one Godmother).  Godparents must be active, practicing Catholics, who have received Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, if they are married their marriage must be in the Catholic Church, and must be practicing the faith - including regularly attending Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church

100 Harpersville Road

Newport News, VA 23601

757.595.0385

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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Saturday:  5pm

Sunday:    8am, 10am, 2pm (Spanish), 5pm

Monday:   7am

Tuesday:  9am

Wednesday: 6:30pm

Thursday: OLMC School Mass

Friday:  7am

The Rite of Penance (Confessions)

Saturday:  3:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm

The Most Blessed Sacrament is reserved behind the main altar of the Church and open for private prayer each day from 7:00am-7:00pm.