Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


Sacraments

Baptisms

John Monday BaptisingBaptisms are celebrated at various times throughout the liturgical year within the context of a weekend liturgy. For more information, please click here or contact the parish office (414) 545-4316.

 

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is prepared for and received during the second grade and is done in conjunction with preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Parents and children will work together throughout the year to prepare for these sacraments. Children and parents are also required to be enrolled in GIFT at least one year prior to second grade. For more information, click here.

 

First Eucharist

First Eucharist is prepared for and received during the second grade and is done in conjunction with preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Parents and children will work together throughout the year to prepare for these sacraments. Children and parents are also required to be enrolled in GIFT at least one year prior to second grade. Since faith development is an ongoing journey, continued involvement in faith formation (GIFT) beyond reception of First Eucharist is highly encouraged. For more information, click here.

 

Confirmation

Juniors in high school or any youth at least 16 years of age who has participated in Christian formation or Catholic high school may begin preparation for this sacrament. As with all sacramental preparation programs youth must be in formation for at least the entire year prior to the year the sacrament is celebrated. The process consists of formation sessions, service, an interview, choosing a sponsor, a three-day retreat, and a commitment to prayer and faith sharing. Confirmation is celebrated in the spring. For more information, click here.

 

Reconciliation

Available after the 9:30 am Wednesday liturgy or by contacting Fr. Bill Burkert for an appointment.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Celebrated on the first Saturday of the month, following the 5:00 pm liturgy. In other times of need, request anointing from the presider prior to any weekend liturgy.

 

Hospital Visitation

Because of current federal laws, hospitals no longer inform us when parishioners are admitted. Parishioners or their families need to contact the parish office by phone or e-mail so we may make a hospital visit and/or celebrate the Anointing of the Sick.

 

Christian Marriage

It is necessary to contact the Parish Office, (414) 545-4316, a minimum of six months prior to the date of your wedding to make the necessary arrangements. For more information, please visit our Wedding Celebrations page.

 

Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process by which a person 18 or older becomes an active member of the Catholic Church. It is for unbaptized adults, those baptized in another tradition or those baptized Catholics who have not been raised in the Catholic tradition. For more information, please visit our RCIA page.

 

Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

This is a process for children of catechetical age (6-14) who are seeking Baptism and Eucharist in the Catholic Church. Contact the Parish Office for more information at (414) 545-4316.