Sacraments

The following is a description of our programs, guidelines and requirements set by the parish and the Diocese of Venice -

Infant Baptism:
Baptism is a time of great joy and celebration for parents, family members and the parish community. It is the first sacrament of initiation and a lifelong journey in knowing, loving and serving Jesus. F or information on baptism as set by the parish of Saint Raphael and the Diocese of Venice please call the parish office at 239-369-1831.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:
The program is opened to students in second grade or above who have fully completed the previous year's religious education classes or attended a Diocesan Catholic School during the past school year. Sessions for Sacrament preparation are held separate from our religious education classes. Your family must be registered in the parish. Please contact Deacon Joseph Allison at 239-369-6424 to register or for more information.

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Confirmation:
In compliance with the Bishop's office the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated at the end of the candidate's 10th grade. Candidates must complete a 2 year preparation program that commences at the beginning of 9th grade or above. Your family must be registered in the parish. Please contact Deacon Joseph Allison at 239-369-6424 to register or for more information.

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Marriage:
The Marriage Preparation Program at St. Raphael serves to support engaged couples as they prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Faith. After meeting with the Pastor couples are matched with a Mentor Couple who will meet with them over a series of 5 sessions in the Sponsor's home. If you are planning to be married please contact the parish office at least six months in advance at 239-369-1831 to schedule a meeting with the pastor.

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