The Sacraments

High School Religious Education

Sophomores: You are invited to join us, as well, as you prepare for the final sacrament of initiation into the Church—Confirmation. If you attend a Catholic high school, you only need to attend Confirmation sessions during the sophomore year. [You will be confirmed during the fall semester of your junior year.] If you attend a non-Catholic high school, the Archdiocese requires two full years of Catholic education before the sacrament. Therefore, you are required to attend CCD in 9th grade before beginning the confirmation program in the fall of your sophomore year. Confirmation sessions will meet once a month in the Parish Center from 7-8:30 P.M. on Sundays. We will learn about our faith and grow in fellowship as we prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please see the registration forms located by the doors of the church or in the Parish Center. For more information please contact Sister John Mary, the Coordinator of Religious Education, at or 504-865-7430 x206.

Adult Confirmation

Adult? Not Confirmed?  #890 of the Church’s Code of Canon Law says that “the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the proper time.” This might be that time for you! We will be starting our spring series of adult Confirmation preparation sessions January 21, 2014.  They take place on Tuesday evenings. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Gregg Grovenburg, S.J. at 504-865-2328 or email him at

Anointing & Reconciliation

Reconciliation is every Saturday from 3:00PM – 3:45PM, Monday through Friday after the 6:30 AM Mass (7 – 7:30) and by appointment by calling 865-7430.

For Anointment, please call the office at 865-7430.


Baptisms are offered for our parishioners on the third Sunday of each month following the 10:30AM Mass.  All godparents and parents are to attend a one hour baptism class which is usually on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM.  Please call the parish office at 865-7430 to register for the class or to make arrangements for a baptism.

First Communion

Children in the second grade will make their First Communion.  Those children not in Catholic schools must attend CCD classes in first grade as well as second grade and will make their First Communion with the parish children.  Contact Sister John Mary at or 504-865-7430 X206.


The Sacrament of Matrimony is a very special one.  The times of our weddings are 7:30PM on Fridays and 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 7:00PM on Saturdays.

We do not have weddings on Friday nights during Lent.

Please click on the Matrimony link on the right to learn more about weddings at Holy Name of Jesus Church.


Know someone who wants to become a Catholic? Please have them contact Father Gregg Grovenburg at or 504-865-2328 – as soon as possible.  Our RCIA sessions begin  each September and take place most Sunday afternoons until Easter.