Congratulations! You may be awaiting the birth of your child, have a newborn, or have a child who is several months or years old. No matter the stage of parenting you are currently in, you have been entrusted with on of God's greatest gifts. In your role as parent, you will serve as the first and most important teacher of your child's faith (among other things). We look forward to helping you in this role through the Sacrament of Baptism.
Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member in the Catholic Church. The waters of baptism symbolize life and death, washing away original sin and cleansing the soul. At the baptism of a child (or any person), we celebrate and reflect on God's unconditional love and welcome him or her into the catholic faith.
When are they held?
Baptisms are scheduled on certain Saturdays and Sundays during the month. Contact the rectory to schedule or discuss baptism.
- At least one parent must be Catholic.
- Godparent(s) must be at least 16 years old, a confirmed Catholic, practicing their faith, and be willing to accept the responsibility of supporting their godchild in faith.
- If you have only one Godparent, then that person can be either male or female. If you have two Godparents, then one must be male and the other female.
- Both the parents must attend baptism preparation class.