Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Adults who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith participate in the OCIA/Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (usually referred to as the catechumenate). Those who have never been baptized participate for approximately one year and celebrate the various rites (RCIA/Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults). Those who have been baptized in a Christian denomination (other than Catholic) participate in the OCIA also. The duration of their participation depends on their previous formation. Interested folks can contact the pastor for details. 712-792-9244
The Sacrament of Baptism: The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at Saint Lawrence Church (following the 4:00pm Vigil Mass on Saturday or the 10:30am Mass on Sunday) and Holy Spirit Church (following the 4:30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday or the 9:30am Mass on Sunday). Requirements for the Sacrament of Baptism are membership in our parish (or a letter of permission from your pastor) and Baptism Class (a baptism preparation program for parents).
Baptism Class is offered quarterly (Next class at St. Lawrence Church is January 15 at 7:00pm in the Family Room) (Next class at Holy Spirit Church is November 11 at 8am in the Family Room) and both parents are expected to attend. Parents can register at the parish office: 792-9244.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Individual Reconciliation is offered 1/2 Hour before all weekend Masses and by appointment. Additional times are scheduled during Advent and Lent.
Communal Reconciliation is celebrated during Advent and Lent. (Check the Sunday bulletin for details.) Advent Communal Reconciliation is Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm at St. Lawrence Church
Preparation for First Reconciliation is done at Kuemper Catholic Grade School and at Carroll Catholic Religious Education. Please make sure your child is attending one of these programs.
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist: The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at Holy Spirit Church every Saturday (4:30pm Vigil Mass) & Sunday (7:30am & 9:30am) and at Saint Lawrence Church every Saturday (4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass) & Sunday (8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Masses), and weekday. Vigil and Sunday Masses are always celebrated with music and a full complement of liturgical ministers. Communion in the Body and the Blood of Christ is offered at all Masses - Vigil, Sunday, and weekday. Parishioners interested in serving as liturgical ministers at any of our Masses can contact the parish office for information regarding training and scheduling: 792-9244.
First Communion will be held:
Holy Spirit Church, May 5, 2019 at 9:30am
St. Lawrence Church, May 5, 2019 at 10:30am
St. Joseph, Dedham, May 5, 2019 at 8:00am
St. Mary, Willey, May 4, 2019 at 6:30pm
Communion Ministry to Homebound Parishioners On Sundays or weekdays, parish volunteer Communion ministers bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Vigil or Sunday Mass. Homebound parishioners may also ask to have Communion brought to them on the first Friday of each month. Please phone the parish office if you want this service. 712-792-9244. Our Saint Lawrence Pastoral Minister, Shirley Molitor, visits parishioners at Saint Anthony Regional Hospital. Following their discharge from the hospital, she contacts them to offer pastoral care and Holy Communion during their convalescence. If you would like a visit with Shirley, phone her: 220-1168.
The Sacrament of Confirmation Confirmation is conferred on grade 10 parishioners. Preparation for this sacrament is done through Kuemper Catholic High School and Carroll Catholic Religious Education.
Confirmation is scheduled for March 24, 2019 at 12:30pm at Holy Spirit Church.
Catholic adults who have not been confirmed and who desire to receive this sacrament can contact the pastor for details about preparation for confirmation.
The Sacrament of Matrimony Catholic weddings may be celebrated in the parish of the bride or the groom. Catholics who wish to marry at either Holy Spirit Church or at Saint Lawrence Church should make arrangements with the pastor at least seven months in advance. If either the bride or the groom is not a Catholic (or has been previously married), additional time may be necessary for preparation. Phone Fr. Kevin Richter for details or to schedule: 712-792-9244.
The Anointing of the Sick Communal celebration of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered three times in October and three times during the Easter season. Please check the Sunday bulletin for scheduled dates. Individual celebration of this sacrament may be scheduled with the pastor. Contact Fr. Kevin Richter: 712-792-9244.
St. John Paul II Parish
Holy Spirit Church --- St. Lawrence Church 1607 N. West St. Carroll, IA 51401 712-792-9244 712-792-9245 fax