Baptismal Preparation

Baptism of an Infant or Child (up to age 6)

This is an exciting time! Congratulations on seeking to have your child baptized. Through this first Sacrament of Initiation, your child is welcomed into the community of God's family. Because it is so significant, there are a few things we request: 

  • Complete the Baptism Packet
    • Please obtain this packet from the Parish Secretary.
  • Attend a Pre-Baptismal class with the Pastor
    • This is for first-time parents. The parents can attend the class before Baby is born. 
    • Baptismal preparation classes will be offered on the first Thursday of each month. 
  • Select a godparent
    • REQUIREMENTS FOR GODPARENTS FOR YOUR CHILD, as stated in Canon 874:
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Must be a baptized Catholic who has completed the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
    • May not be the parent of the child being baptized. 
    • If married, must be married in the Catholic Church, regularly attending Mass on Sunday, and living their Faith.
    • The two godparents do not have to be married to one another. 
    • A baptized non-Catholic may not be a godparent, but may serve as a witness along with a Catholic godparent. 
    • Non-baptized persons may not serve as witnesses or godparents. 
    • If the godparent(s) attend a different parish, he or she must have the active parishioner form filled out by his or her priest. Please return to the parish office. 
  • Set a date for the Baptism

Please note: Baptisms are usually not scheduled during Advent or Lent.

Baptism of a School-aged Child

If your child already goes to school and wishes to be baptized, we will do the Baptismal preparation as part of their regular Religious Education

Baptism of an Adult

If you are an adult and are contemplating baptism in the Catholic Church, we ask that you participate in a preparation program called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). 

 

Godparent/Sponsor Form*

*If the godparent(s) or sponsor attends a different parish, he or she must have the active parishioner form filled out by his or her priest. Please return completed forms to the parish office.