Immaculate Heart of Mary
                    Catholic Church
                                        Lafayette, LA

818 12th Street * P.O. Box 2398 * Lafayette, LA 70502 
Phone (337) 235-4618 * Fax (337) 235-4775 
  Email: ihm818@bellsouth.net
Site last updated 12/2/2017
Sacraments




Baptism
The registration packet which includes the registration formchecklist and Godparent form can be picked up at the parish office or downloaded from the website.  Once the packet is completed and returned to the parish office, the parents will be scheduled for an interview with the priest or deacon.  Baptism classes are held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.  The baptism is held the following Saturday.  We encourage all parents to complete the preparation before the child is born. For more information contact the parish office at (337) 235-4618.  

First Penance and First Communion
Our First Penance and First Communion program is a three year program for students attending a non-Catholic school  and two years for those who attend a Catholic school.  Please note that children enrolled in Catholic schools  will not receive these sacraments at school or with their class.  It is Diocesan policy that our Catholic school students receive these sacraments in the church parish in which their family is registered.  For more information please contact Mrs. Mary Ozene, Director of Religious Education, at (337) 235-6323.

Confirmation
The Confirmation program is a three year formation program that usually begins with a student's freshman year in high school.  Please note that all students are required to attend classes between their First Communion and the beginning of their Confirmation formation.  For more information please contact Mrs. Mary Ozene, Director of Religious Education, at (337) 235-6323.

Reconciliation
Reconciliation is held every Saturday from 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM, or by appointment.  Please call the Parish Office at (337) 235-4618 to make an appointment.

Marriage
Couples are requested to make an appointment with a priest/deacon no later than six months before the  desired wedding day. Please make this appointment before making any other reservations.   Click here to download our Marriage Manual for additional information.  Marriage Preparation classes can be coordinated by contacting Deacon Michael and Elizabeth Morrison or Deacon Anthony and Mary Francis Ozene at (337) 234-7971.  

Anointing of the Sick
This Sacrament of healing is given to a person who is seriously ill or in danger of death due to sickness or old age.  Elderly people may be anointed if they are in a weak condition though no dangerous illness is present.  Please contact the Parish office at (337) 235-4618 to schedule a visit.