Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you baptized Catholic and interested in completing your Sacraments of Initiation, such as Holy Eucharist and Confirmation? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and adapted for Children is for you! Click on the image to learn more about this wonderful ministry of the Catholic Church.
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.
In order to receive the Sacrament at Holy Ghost, parents and godparents must attend our baptism preparation class. The schedule as well as the baptism and godparent forms are below.
**Please note: Baptism Seminars are held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month, unless otherwise noted on the schedule below.There is NO seminar in March. **
**Seminars begin at 6pm in the Daily Mass Chapel**
**Scheduling Baptisms: Baptisms are scheduled when the child form is received which MUST be two weeks prior to the baptism. Baptisms are generally scheduled as requested unless unforeseen circumstances or conflicts occur causing the baptism to be postponed to a later date. Please call the office to make sure that your child's paperwork has been received and that the baptism is scheduled for the desired date.
Baptism Seminars: if the parents and godparents have attended a seminar within the last 5 years, you do not need to attend another seminar; however, if this is your first child to be baptized and/or first time to be a godparent, a seminar must be attended.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
First Communion is a major rite of passage in the Catholic Church. As one of the seven Sacraments, First Communion typically falls around the age of 7, when a child is deemed capable of reason and therefore able to appreciate and understand the miracle of the Eucharist.
As part of the Sacramental Preparation, Holy Ghost Catholic Church has a preparation program for both the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 3pm to 3:45pm in the church.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the sacraments of Christian initiation. Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit to be true witnesses of Christ, and more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. Click here for more information regarding Confirmation Preparation which can be found under our Youth Ministry page.
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
601 N Oak Street
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: (985) 345-3360
Fax: (985) 542-4191
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