Parent Guidelines for Infant Baptism (under 7 years of age)
Congratulations on the birth of your child! We celebrate with you that God has given you the responsibility of caring for one of His precious children. Baptism is God’s beautiful and magnificent gift – when your child becomes a son or daughter of God and a member of the Catholic Church. We look forward to journeying with you at this joyous time.
Documents Required for Baptism: Download forms online.
ALL REQUIREMENTS AND DOCUMENTS ARE DUE IN THE OFFICE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED BAPTISM.
Before we begin with the baptismal process, there are some things you should know:
3. So that we can best assist you, we ask that you attend formal Baptismal Prep class. See the details below:
Baptismal preparation class is held every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon in Classroom #4.
4. Your child must be 6 years old or younger in order to receive an infant/child baptism. We will require a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.
5. You have a responsibility of choosing a godparent(s). A godparent is chosen not only as good witness to the faith,
but also for his/her faithful commitment and ability to assist you and your child’s journey to living the Catholic way of life.
It is customary to have two godparents; however, only one is required for baptism. A godparent may either be male or female. If two godparents are chosen, one must be male and one female.
Day of Baptism
Baptisms are celebrated every 3rd Saturday of the month immediately after the 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mass. Parents, family, and friends are invited and encouraged to attend Mass in preparation for the Rite of Baptism.
For more information, please call Susan Sage at the parish office at (602) 996-5120.