Sacraments

Baptism Preparation
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 the office at 757-5950385 ext. 123 or fanleu@olmc.org for more information about how to register, the role of godparents and the dates available for the celebration. Baptisms are celebrated throughout the year. Parents are asked to attend a preparation session. 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.

1st Penance/1st Communion
We provide additional catechesis to our children preparing for their First Reconciliation and First penance.  This is a requirement for those Children who are getting prepared in Catholic School or that are coming to Gathered by Grace. We are always looking for catechists that will like to help us lead or help during our 4 workshops and /or the First Holy Communion Masses. Contact Cristy Barton at 757-595-0385 ext. 131 and/or  cbarton@olmc.org

Confirmation
High School Confirmation Preparation is for those entering their 10th-12th grade year. Formation classes begin in late September and end in early March. They are twice a month on Sunday afternoons from 3:15-4:45pm. Visit the Confirmation page for more details, and if you have further questions, please contact Ken White, the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at kwhite@olmc.org or 757-595-0385 ext. 106.

Adult Confirmation
Are you an active, practicing Catholic adult who “missed” participating in The Sacrament of Confirmation? We invite you to enter the short process of preparation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Sessions are offered in the Fall and the Spring, To find out more, use the contact form HERE or call Christa Blomstrom at 757-595-0385 ext. 107.

Becoming Catholic

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? The Church offers a process for discerning how God might be calling you to explore the Catholic faith. We call this journey the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is based on an ancient tradition by which men and women join the Church. This series is for anyone who is not baptized, baptized in a tradition other than Catholicism or baptized Catholic but not confirmed. The journey includes prayer, Scripture, service and the community aspects of following Jesus.
To find out more, use the contact form HERE or call Christa Blomstrom at 757-595-0385 ext. 107.

Children and Youth seeking baptism or full initiation into the Catholic Church (if baptized in another Christian tradition) are invited to a similar RCIA process that meets the unique catechetical needs of children and youth.
To find out more, use the contact form HERE or call Christa Blomstrom at 757-595-0385 ext. 107.

Marriage
The marriage preparation program is for couples planning to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. Please begin this process a minimum of six months before your scheduled marriage date.

The first step is to set up an appointment with Deacon Francisco Anleu, at 595-0385, ext. 123 or fanleu@olmc.org. At this appointment you will be able to request the date and the priest for your celebration. You will also receive information concerning preparation. Finally you will be put in touch with our Wedding Coordinator who will help you plan your Marriage ceremony according to the Church guidelines. Our wedding coordinators will walk you through the process and be present on the day of your celebration.

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