BAPTISM

We want your child's baptism as happy and memorable of an occasion as possible. In pledging our full cooperation, we only ask that you fulfill the Parish Requirements. Please read the following information to assist you in preparing for your child's baptism.

Baptism age requirements

0-17yrs. old

parents and godparents must complete all requirments below

18+

must attend RCIA classes

Requirements for Godparents

  • must be at least 16 yrs. old

  • have received Baptism, Eucharist & Confirmation

  • must lead a life of harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken.

  • if married, must be married by the Catholic Church

  • at least one Godparent is required

STEP 1:

Attend Mass

Parents and Godparents are the first teachers of your child's education in the Catholic faith. Godparents and parents should be a model of Christian living for the newly baptized; through daily prayers, virtue and active participation in parish life and liturgy. Since Mass attendance is a critical part of the formation of the Catholic faith for the newly baptized, we hope you continue to attend Mass weekly every Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligations throughout the year.

STEP 2:

Attend a Baptism Preparation Class

Parents and Godparents are required to attend a mandatory Baptism class. These classes are offered in English and Spanish once a month in the Church. After the class, the instructor will sign a completion document stating you have attended and understood the meaning of the sacrament. Please call the office to register for a class.

Find class dates available below for 2021:

6:00pm. | Parish Hall (English Class)

CALL THE OFFICE TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS

Jan. 5
Feb. 2
Mar. 2
Apr. 6
May. 4
Jun. 1
Jul. 6
Aug. 3
Sep. 2
Oct. 5
Nov. 2
Dec. 7

STEP 3:

Select a date for the Baptism - 2021

Baptism will be held as a group or in a Private Mass. 

Please call the office to schedule your Baptism Date

STEP 4:

Turn in documents

Once all of the requirements have been completed, please make sure to come to the parish office and register for baptism. 

Documents to bring:

  1. Filled out Baptism Registration Form

  2. Child's Birth Certificate (original)

  3. Proof of Baptismal Class (both parents & godparents)

  4. Pay Registration Fee: (presentation included in 

Documents to download:

Q&A

Please read our frequently asked question about any concerns you may have. If you are still unclear give us a call.

How long will the ceremony be?

About one hour, depending on how many other children are being baptized.

Can I have a private baptism?

Yes, call the office for more details

 

I completed one of the requirements, can I bring in one of the completed forms?

No, we will only take all of the completed forms and receive payment on the day you are registering.

The Godparents live out of town, what can they do to fulfill the requirements?

Godparents can complete the requirements in their home Parish. Once completed, they must request a letter from their parish stating they have attended a baptismal class and attend mass regularly. 

Do I need to bring a candle?

We will provide you with a baptismal candle, but if you would like to bring your own that is fine too.