Saturday Vigil: 4:30p.m.
Sunday Masses: 7 a.m.; 9 a.m.;
11 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.
Holy Day: 6 p.m. (Vigil);
6:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.
7:50 a.m.; 9 a.m.
Saturday: 3 - 4 p.m.;
after 4:30 p.m. mass
Friday, 8 a.m.;
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Novena to the Miraculous
After 5:30 p.m. Mass on Friday
The Catholic faith’s seven sacraments allow us to experience and celebrate God’s presence throughout our lives. These include Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick. Quinceanera is a custom also celebrated by some of our members. Contact the parish office for more information.
Baptismal preparations teach parents to reflect on how they are called to fulfill their responsibilities as Christian parents, first teachers of the faith. Baptism preparation is required prior to baptism, and parents must be registered and practicing parishioners. The two godparents must be active members of a parish and recommended by their pastor. Adults and/or older children seeking baptism do so according to the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Baptism is celebrated on the first and third Sundays after the 11 a.m. mass or during one of the Sunday masses. Please call the parish office for further information.
Saturday Vigil: 4:30p.m.
Sunday Masses: 7 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.
Holy Day: 6 p.m. (Vigil); 6:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.
Daily Masses: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Masses: 7:50 a.m.; 9 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday 3 - 4 p.m.; after 4:30 p.m. mass
Rosary: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Novena to the Miraculous Medal: Friday after 5:30 p.m. mass
The sacrament of penance takes place on Thursdays before the first Friday of each month from 3p.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 until 4 p.m. and after the 4:30 p.m. liturgy until all confessions are heard. Seasonal communal celebrations of Reconciliation are scheduled by appointment.
Preparation for confirmation takes place during OLG Religious Education classes and in our parish grade school. Adults wishing confirmation are requested to call the parish office to discuss details.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church welcomes couples wishing to marry at (or those seeking validation). Couples are encouraged to begin the process at least six months prior to the desired wedding date. Guidelines follow.
- Meet with our Pastor to discuss wedding plans.
- Meet with Marriage Preparation Coordinator to administer FOCUS (a survey to help pinpoint strengths and compatibility of the couple).
- Attend a Marriage Preparation weekend offered either through the Diocese of Gary Central Program or at Our Lady of Grace. The Marriage Preparation weekends are offered three times a year.
- Meet with the Liturgy and Music Director during OLG Marriage Preparation weekend to discuss liturgy and music selections for your wedding.
- Meet with the Pastor after the Marriage Preparation weekend to discuss the results of FOCUS.
- Witnesses are to meet with the Pastor to sign affidavits.
- Set up rehearsal date.
Call the Parish Office, 219.838.0395, to schedule appointment.
Anointing of the Sick
Anyone seriously ill, hospitalized for major surgery or advanced age may be anointed by contacting the parish office. Communion calls to the sick or shut-ins are every Friday, first Friday or Sunday. Other times may be arranged by request. For pastoral visits to hospitals or homes, call the parish office.
Among several Spanish speaking countries and Hispanics in the United States, there is the custom of celebrating the passage from childhood to adolescence with a ritual that expresses thanksgiving to God for the gift of life and that asks for a blessing from God for the years ahead.”
P 12 Order of Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday
It is not imperative that this special religious blessing and thanksgiving be received by every 15-year-old girl. However, everyone with the right dispositions and intention may request through the priest or deacon a blessing for various needs and anniversary celebrations (inc. birthday, marriage, etc).
Our Lady of Grace’s policy for quinceanera is:
- Quinceanera candidate and her family are practicing Catholics (Sunday and Holy Day participation at Mass and Stewardship).
- Candidate is of good reputation.
- Candidate has received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.
- Candidate is currently attending religious education and has done so for the prior two years at the parish.
Quinceanera blessing takes place at Sunday Vigil Mass or Sunday Mass:
- The quinceanera will be presented to the parish community at the beginning of Mass.
- The quinceanera will bring up the gifts with parents.
- The quinceanera will pray aloud the prayer of thanksgiving to God, which is found in the Order of Blessing. Parents and godparents may stand with the quinceanera.
- Flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary may be presented before the final blessing.
- The quinceanera may be presented with already blessed religious articles (Bible, rosary, religious medal and necklace, prayerbook, etc).
- It is expected that the quinceanera receive Holy Communion at this Mass. Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation may be necessary beforehand. Parents, godparents and sponsors who are able to receive Holy Communion are encouraged to do so. If there is a need of receiving the sacrament of Confession, that should be done at an earlier time.
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