Beginning this month, days and times for our Baptismal Classes will change. For English, the classes will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room. The Spanish classes will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room. For further information, please call the office at 760-742-3317.
Baptisms: (Infant to 6 yrs.) Baptisms scheduled after following completed: (1) Registered & active parishioners for at least 3 months. (2) Attend Sunday Mass & live exemplary Christian lives as a model for the child to be baptized. (3) Parents attend a Baptism Preparation Seminar, held last Wednesday of month, call parish to schedule. (4) Sponsors need to attend a Baptism class & have a letter from their parish stating they are active members, attended a Baptism class and qualified to be godparents. Sponsors for Baptism & Confirmation need to be at least 16 yrs. old, have received the sacraments of Baptism/ Confirmation/First Communion, and if married in a Catholic marriage. If you do not register in a parish, they will not have a record of your attendance and cannot provide a letter. This is your responsibility. Baptisms are scheduled after all requirements are fulfilled and paperwork in. Contact the office for further information.
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Church Regulations Regarding Fast and Abstinence
ABSTINENCE from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. This obligation prohibits the eating of meat, but not eggs, milk products, or condiments of any kind, even though made of animal fat.
FASTING means limiting oneself to one full meal on a given day. Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On fast days, two additional smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength. However, the two smaller meals together may not equal one full meal. Moreover, eating solid foods between meals on fast days is not permitted. Type your paragraph here.