Sacraments
The Churches of St. Mary and St. Henry
Le Center, Minnesota
Our Services
Sacraments
Baptism
Usually offered the second full weekend of each month
(except during Lent).  Parents and Godparents are expected
to attend a preparation class prior to the celebration of Baptism.  
Contact Father Chris to make an appointment.
First Communion/First Reconciliation
For Children within the Faith Formation Program, preparation
for reception of these sacraments is accomplished
within the Grade 2 curriculum.  Contact the Faith Formation
Coordinator, Colleen Budin, for more information.
Confirmation
Catholic youth are confirmed in the spring of their 10th Grade year.  
Preparation is completed within the Faith Formation Program.  
Classroom preparation takes place during Grades 8 & 9,
and youth perform service projects and become further involved
in the Church during Grade 10.
Marriage
Marriage guidelines are strictly followed.  The requested date will
remain tentative until all preparation requirements are satisfactorily
Anointing of the Sick
Communal Anointing of the Sick is offered annually during a Mass
in the Spring.  Individual anointing is offered for anyone facing
serious illness, major surgery, or close to death.  
Please contact the Parish Office.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
If an adult has not been baptized and wishes to become a full member of
church wishes to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church,
classes are offered in the Spring and Fall of each year.  New members
enter the Church on the Third Sunday of Advent or at the Easter Vigil.  
Contact the Pastoral Minister, Jo Sowieja, for more information.  
Note:  Adults who wish to be confirmed in the Church
should follow the RCIA process.

Any student or adult who did not have the opportunity to receive
the Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion, First Reconciliation,
or Confirmation) during the year normally set aside for these
sacraments may still receive these sacraments after a one-on-one
or small group preparation process.  Please contact the
Pastoral Minister, Jo Sowieja, or Director of Religious Education,
Teresa Collins, for more information.
Rite of Christian Burial
At the time of loss, we wish to work closely with the family to make this
process as meaningful as possible.  We ask that the funeral director
chosen by the family please contact either the Pastor or Pastoral
Minister, Jo Sowieja, so that we may make plans for the reviewal and/or
funeral liturgies with the family at a time convenient for them.
Office at
(507)357-4838
for any questions
regarding the
Sacraments