Are baptisms allowed during

No church law prohibits baptisms
during Lent. Canon Law says that
baptisms should ordinarily be done on
Sundays or, if possible, at the Easter
This guideline is based on the intimate
link between Christian baptism and the
saving resurrection of Jesus. it is
reasonable to delay the baptism of a
healthy infant until Easter to highlight
that connection.
The baptisms of adult converts are
almost always done at the Easter Vigil
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
says that infants should be baptized
"shortly after birth" and “parents are
obliged to take care that infants are
baptized in the first few weeks" after
Childrens  Choir Practice Every
Wednesday @4:30pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Every Friday @ 4:30pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Williams, Eva Meraz-Robey, Christian
Munoz Silva, Michael Roy, Henry
Royal, Bill Thompson, Brizia Tafolla
Martinez, and Joanne Schwartz.
… for those who are hospitalized or
homebound:  Lila Lee Sankey, Mary
Barrett, Maria Riley, Debbie McEntire,
Elizabeth Mace, Ludy Vaughn,
Carmelita Shely, Richard Robey,
Richard Ponciano, Valorie Ingebretsen,
Mary Cervantes, and Gina Mena.  Also,
please keep Fr. Myles in your prayers.
If anyone needs Holy Communion or
Prayers for Healing please call Louise
Woodring (530-458-2515) or Father
Membership Drive
having a membership drive.  All
practicing Catholic women are invited
helping with food for the needy.  
Please attend this meeting and get
informed on what CLRS does.   
Hostesses for the evening will be Bobbi
Jo Seaver and Janita Smith.

Godparents cannot have taken public
or morals.

If a sponsor is married, their marriage
must be recognized by the Church.

The sponsor is to assist the parents
and the child in living a Catholic life. A
sponsor needs to provide good
example of living that life.

A person who is not Catholic, or who is
not living in a way consistent with the
faith, obviously cannot provide the
example that is part of the task of
being a godparent.

A Christian witness is allowed and can  
takes part in the ceremony but is not a
godparent. Someone who does not live
a virtuous Christian life can never be a
Christian witness.

Nov. 1:     All Saints Day
Nov. 2:     All Souls Day
Nov. 10:  Baptism Class
Nov. 14:  Regularly scheduled Baptisms
Nov. 14:  Pheasant Festival
Christ of whatever rank or status are
called to the fullness of the Christian
life and to the perfection of charity…In
order that the faithful reach this
perfection, they must use their
strength accordingly as they have
received it, as a gift from Christ...They
must devote themselves with all their
being to the glory of God and the
service of their neighbor.  In this way,
the holiness of the People of God will
grow into an abundant harvest of
opening of the Second Vatican Council
on Oct. 11, 1962
Diocese of Sacramento. This unique
and effective experience presents the
mercy and compassion of God. The
retreat is extremely helpful for those
who struggle with feelings of: shame,
anger, grief, or for those who have not
forgiven themselves or others. Open
members touched by abortion. The
cost is $175 per person. Financial
assistance is available. For a
registration packet or more
information, contact Paula Segno at
(916) 733-0161 or write Inquiries and
participation are strictly confidential.

will be provided for you to list the
remembered with prayers offered by
Father Arbel during each week of the
month.  Please fill out the envelopes
which will be placed in a special
basket at the altar.
You may also bring pictures of your
at the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
in Colusa, and, in Princeton, pictures
will be placed on the table in front of
the altar.  Pictures may be brought
during the month of October, and
Father Arbel will keep them in the
Sacristy until All Souls Day.  Please
label the back of the picture with your

especially high school teens and
Trent Horn who will help us –Trent
Horn who will help us –especially
high school teens and especially
high school teens and their parents
– understand why the their parents
– understand why the Church’s
eachings on marriage are
compassionate and reasonable,
not hateful or bigoted, in keeping
with our nature as man and woman,
and the best thing for children.

30 pm, at Presentation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 4123
Robertson Ave., Sacramento.
fertility and the beauty and wonder of
God’s plan for growing up and
becoming a woman. The Teen (13 –
16) and Tween (10 – 12) programs
cover similar subject matter while
differing in depth and scope. Offered
in English on November 7 (Redding),
January 30 (Roseville) and April 30
(Sacramento) and in Spanish on
January 30 (Roseville) and April 2
(Sacramento). The total cost is $20
per family and includes lunch.

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locations, time and content or to

Father – Son Programs

The Father-Son programs explore God’
s special gift of human fertility and the
beauty and wonder of God’s plan
The programs will be offered for boys
English on October 17 (Roseville),
November 6 (Redding) and February
27 (Sacramento) and in Spanish
on October 17 (Roseville) and
November 7 (Sacramento). The total
cost is $20 per family and includes

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more information about program
locations, time and content or to