"While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said, "No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism." And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus." On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied."
Acts of the Apostles 19:1-6
Please contact the Director of Religious Education at:
301-946-3010 (English) or 301-946-1606 (Spanish).
Sponsor Letter Requests
To be a Godparent for the Sacrament Baptism or a sponsor for Confirmation you must...
-Be at least 16 years of age and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
-Be practicing Catholics and suitable models in the practice of the faith. That is, they must attend Mass every Sunday and come to Confession regularly.
-If married, present a copy of your marriage certificate, which must be valid in the Church.
If you do not regularly go to Mass at St. Catherine Laboure, please request a letter from the parish which you attend most frequently.
If you regularly attend St. Catherine Laboure: We have a simple policy. Members fall into one of two categories:
Parishioners of St. Catherine Labouré:
------ attend Mass weekly,
------ participate in parish events,
------ are registered in the Parish Office, and
------ have an active account in our computer.
*Active parishioners are eligible for sponsor letters.
Friends of SCL may include those who:
------ attend Mass and parish events
------ and/or are registered in the Parish Office
------ but who have an inactive account in our computer system.
*Friends are not eligible for sponsor letters.
Which category fits you best? Please pray about it and consider becoming a parishioner and supporting our parish.
If you need a sponsor letter immediately and are not an active parishioner, you are welcome to register today! In registering, you express your commitment to attend Mass weekly, be a part the parish by donating your time and talents to parish events, and give financial support through the weekly collection. Please fill out a registration form completely and make an initial donation of at least $10 to indicate your commitment. We will be happy to provide you with a sponsor letter after registration.
*What does having an active account in the computer system mean?
Our computer system keeps track of parishioners based on weekly contributions, which also serve as a record of attendance at Mass. Only clearly marked contributions can be credited to your account. A recent and consistent contribution history is necessary to be considered active.
To have your account credited, please place your offering in a plain envelope and clearly write your NAME, ADDRESS, and AMOUNT of contribution. Unmarked contributions (loose cash) cannot be credited to an account.
Please note: We do not look at the amount of contribution, but the consistency of your support for our parish. Thank you for being a part of our St. Catherine Labouré community!