Sacramental Preparation

a Catholic community in south St. Louis city

Baptismal Preparation

Infant baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 11:15 am in Church.  Parents are expected to participate in a Baptismal Preparation Program, which are held the first Monday of the month at 7pm in the Rectory.  Please call the rectory to sign up for Baptismal Preparation or to arrange for an infant baptism.

Contact: Rev. Sebastian Mundackal or Rev Mr. Dan Skillman

Marriage Preparation

For a complete copy of the Marriage Policies of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, please contact the Parish Office. In brief, however, the following should be kept in mind:
The Common Marriage Policy for All Dioceses in the State of Missouri was written to guide and direct marriage preparation in every Catholic parish in Missouri. What is not covered in this Common Policy is governed by the universal laws of the Catholic Church.
The Common Policy calls for the couple to contact the Church at least six (6) months prior to the proposed date for the wedding. This is no guarantee that the couple has enough time to adequately prepare for this Sacrament or to complete the following:

A Pre-Marriage Inventory (PNI) administered by the priest/deacon to determine a couple’s eligibility to be married in the Catholic Church.

A Compatibility Assessment (FOCCUS) administered by the priest/deacon to help the couple determine their readiness for marriage.

Marriage Classes (Pre-Cana) which serve to instruct the couple on the spiritual, emotional, financial, relational, child rearing, and everyday aspects of married life.

Contact: Rev. Sebastian Mundackal