Sacraments | Holy Name
89 N. 17th Ave.
Beech Grove, IN 46107


annointing-of-the-sickAnointing of the Sick

Like all sacraments, Holy Anointing was instituted by Jesus Christ. The special grace of this sacrament unites a sick person to the passion of Christ providing strength, peace, and the courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness. This sacrament is not exclusively for those at the point of death but also encompasses anyone of the faithful facing surgery, sickness, old age, or mental illness. To schedule an anointing, please call the parish office at 317-784-5454.


BaptismThe Sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation into the Catholic faith community. Your desire to have your child baptized is a public expression, a promise to actively share your faith with them through your own word and example. As a parish community we pledge to assist you and your child in living out the baptismal promises you have made.

Parents who wish to baptize their child must be registered in the parish. First-time parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class prior to the baptism of their child. Baptisms are typically scheduled on Sundays immediately following the 9:30am Mass. Please call the parish office for more information.


Teens are prepared for Confirmation during their 8th grade year. Confirmation education and preparation is overseen by the Coordinator of Religious Education. Adult Confirmation please contact the parish office.


As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. holy-eucharistA person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible. (Code of Canon Law, canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.

First Holy Communion – 2nd Graders Baptized children of Holy Name school and parish are prepared for First Holy Communion as part of the second grade curriculum. For additional information you can contact the Parish office or click on the First Holy Communion link.

holyordersHoly Orders

Holy Name is proud to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Any male discerning a potential call to the priesthood is encouraged to contact the parish office to schedule spirtual direction with the pastor or contact the Archdiocesan vocation office at 317-236-1490 or visit


matrimonyMarriage is a sacrament in which the couple and God enter into a lifelong, exclusive covenant relationship. Marriage preparation provides an opportunity for the couple to reflect and discern their intent to enter into such a relationship. Married couples are called to witness to faith through their commitment and devotion.

Couples who wish to be married at Holy Name Catholic Church may schedule a wedding date if one or both are registered members of Holy Name parish. Archdiocesan Policy requires six months of marriage preparation. Preparation will require meeting with the Pastor, assignment to a Sponsor Couple, and attendance at either a Tobit Weekend Retreat or Pre-Cana Retreat.

Weddings are celebrated on most weekends, excluding during the seasons of Advent and Lent. The first step in marriage preparation is to call the parish office to schedule an initial appointment.


Reconciliation is offered Monday 5:15pm-5:30pm and Wednesday 6:15pm-7:15pm in the church.  Reconciliation can also be received by scheduling an appointment with the priest by calling the Parish Office.

Children of Holy Name school and parish are prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of the second grade curriculum. For additional information you can contact the Parish office or click on the First Reconciliation link.