Sacraments / Sacramentos

INFANT BAPTISM

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a journey of commitment and discipleship. If we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the way to celebrate and approve God's embrace. Please call the office at least three months in advance.

Requirements  - To be Godparents:
A couple - Must be married in the Catholic Church and have the Sacraments of Initiation. 
Single Godparents - Must be 16 years and have the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, "First Communion", and Confirmation)

To be a sponsor is a very important decision. You are taking a responsibility that will last a lifetime. Moreover, it is a great honor and a commitment to guide parents in the practice of the faith of the child. As a sponsor, must be solid believers, capable and willing to help your godchild in his/her new life.

Register with all the documents required with a $25 fee for paperwork. Parents and Godparents must attend a class. For more information, please contact the office.

ORDER OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

Non baptized adults, adults baptized in another faith seeking information about the Catholic faith and/or a Catholic desiring to deepen their faith, please call the office for more information.

CATECHISM CLASSES (CCE)

 For Catholics the greatest need of the next generation is to know and appreciate the infinite value of God. We want to be filled with the Word of God and to appreciate Jesus as the one who saves and satisfies the heart. Therefore, our program objectives are to turn the desire of God and His glorious work through Christ.

 Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Mathew 4:19)

 If you wish to enroll your son/daughter, please contact Ivette Ramirez DRE K-12th at 281-223-0048.

FIRST COMMUNION

For Catholics, the Sacrament of First Communion (also known as the Eucharist), is the sacrament of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. We believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. Upon receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ, we also are nourished spiritually and we get closer to God.

"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him" (John 6:56)

Requirements - To receive the Sacrament of First Communion:
Normally be between the ages of 7-15 years
Be enrolled in the First Communion class for two years

Requirements - To be Godparents:
A couple - Must be married in the Catholic Church and have the Sacraments of Initiation. 
Single Godparents - Must be 16 years and have the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, "First Communion", and Confirmation)

To be a sponsor is a very important decision. You are taking a responsibility that will last a lifetime. Moreover, it is a great honor and a commitment to guide parents in the practice of the faith of the child. As a sponsor, must be solid believers, capable and willing to help your godchild in his/her new life. For more information, please contact Ivette Ramirez DRE K-12th at 281-223-0048.

CONFIRMATION

For Catholics, Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation and it fills us with the Holy Spirit, his gifts, and makes us perfect Christians and apostles of Christ. It is also a commitment when Christians reach a certain maturity and taking responsibility in human society. If you want your son/daughter to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Ivette Ramirez DRE K-12th at 281-223-0048.

QUINCEANERA

Please contact the office at least eight months in advance, but preferably eighteen months in advance. The quinceañera and parents must take  four classes. The classes are approximately three hours long each. For more information please contact the office.

MARRIAGE

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony is meant the union of a man and a woman forever, and gives thanks to faithfully fulfill the duties of husband and wife,  and parents. It is also a public statement about God that unites spouses in Christ and sanctifies the family.

He said: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. So the man cannot separate what God has joined together. "(Matthew 5:6)

Engaged couples, please contact the office at least 6 months in advance. The date of the wedding will be given after the couple has met with either the priest or the deacon for preliminary instructions. After this meeting, you will be asked to make a deposit of $50 to save the date of your wedding. For more information, please contact the office at 281-592-2985.

ANNOINTMENT OF THE SICK

For Catholics, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (also known as last Rites or Extreme Unction) soothes the soul and body of Christian seriously ill. It strengthens and encourages us in our mental and spiritual diseases and also helps us to die in peace with God. Please call the office to arrange a visit or prayer.

FUNERALS

In the event of the death of a parishioner, please contact the Parish office before finalizing any arrangement with the Funeral Director.

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