Baptism

Baptism by Age:

Baptism of a Child Under 7 Years Old

Congratulations on the birth of a new member of your family! This is a true joy for all of us as we, too, desire that your child be considered a member of the Family of God and His Holy Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.

This is a good time make sure that you are registered at our parish. Click here for the parish registration form.

If you do not live near our parish, it would make sense for you to join the parish closes to you. Please have that parish send us their information for our records. They can provide us with whatever requirements they stipulate for your preparation to baptize your child, unless they differ the decision to our parish. In any case, we will need to communicate properly.

Godparents must be baptized, have Confirmation, and be practicing Catholics. If they are married, they must be married in the Catholic Church. If they have not done so already, they should register at a parish and have that parish send us a recognition that they are practicing Catholics. They will need to make the commitment to regularly attend Mass from this point forward.

The parents of the child must agree to have the child baptized. It is not appropriate for the grandparents or other members of the family to make the arrangements. It is not a requirement that the parents are married in the Church. However, the parish is here to help couples take that next step of deeper spiritual commitment to God and each other. It is best for the children to be in a loving, stable family. Please feel free to ask us about how we can support you.

We do require that the parents attend a brief baptism class for their first child to be baptized.

There is no cost for the baptism, though a customary gift to the parish, priest, or deacon is appreciated.

Baptisms typically take place at one of the weekend Masses on the first weekend of the month or after the Sunday Masses on the third weekend of the month.

Register for the baptism of your child and the baptism class by contacting the parish office.

Baptism of a Child Between 7 and 12 Years Old

Congratulations on the decision to bring your child into the Catholic Faith! This is a true joy for all of us as we, too, desire that your child be considered a member of the Family of God and His Holy Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.

This is a good time make sure that you are registered at our parish. Click here for the parish registration form.

If you do not live near our parish, it would make sense for you to join the parish closes to you. Please have that parish send us their information for our records. They can provide us with whatever requirements they stipulate for your preparation to baptize your child, unless they differ the decision to our parish. In any case, we will need to communicate properly.

Godparents must be baptized, have Confirmation, and be practicing Catholics. If they are married, they must be married in the Catholic Church. If they have not done so already, they should register at a parish and have that parish send us a recognition that they are practicing Catholics. They will need to make the commitment to regularly attend Mass from this point forward.

The parents of the child must agree to have the child baptized. It is not appropriate for the grandparents or other members of the family to make the arrangements. It is not a requirement that the parents are married in the Church. However, the parish is here to help couples take that next step of deeper spiritual commitment to God and each other. It is best for the children to be in a loving, stable family. Please feel free to ask us about how we can support you.

The preparation for a child between 7 and 12 years old will be a decision the parents and the pastor will make together. Please contact Fr. Michael through the parish office.

There is no cost for the baptism, though a customary gift to the parish, priest, or deacon is appreciated.

Baptism for a teenager through adulthood.

Congratulations on your desire to become Catholic! This is a true joy for all of us as we, too, desire that your child be considered a member of the Family of God and His Holy Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.

For those who are 13 years old and up, we keep the three Sacraments of Initiation together: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. All three will be received at the same Mass, which is typically at the Easter Vigil the night before Easter.

The preparation takes place in a class called Journey of Faith. Others will be walking with us that desire to know more about what Catholic’s really believe. These classes begin in September and culminate at the end of April.

Attending the Journey of Faith classes does not commit you to becoming Catholic. It simply gives a person the opportunity to explore the possibility and learn what it is that Catholics believe. The commitment is made in December whether or not to continue with the process. Feel free to just “test the waters.”

To join Journey of Faith, please contact the parish office.

If you have already been baptized in another Christian Church, but now desire to become Catholic, the process is very similar. Contact the parish office and join the Journey of Faith.

We do require that minor have expressed permission from their parents to enter into the program. Parents, spouses, and friends may attend the Journey of Faith classes as well.

There is no cost for the Journey of Faith or for the reception of the Sacraments.

Baptism for a Teenager Through Adulthood

Congratulations on your desire to become Catholic! This is a true joy for all of us as we, too, desire that your child be considered a member of the Family of God and His Holy Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.

For those who are 13 years old and up, we keep the three Sacraments of Initiation together: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. All three will be received at the same Mass, which is typically at the Easter Vigil the night before Easter.

The preparation takes place in a class called Journey of Faith. Others will be walking with us that desire to know more about what Catholic’s really believe. These classes begin in September and culminate at the end of April.

Attending the Journey of Faith classes does not commit you to becoming Catholic. It simply gives a person the opportunity to explore the possibility and learn what it is that Catholics believe. The commitment is made in December whether or not to continue with the process. Feel free to just “test the waters.”

To join Journey of Faith, please contact the parish office.

If you have already been baptized in another Christian Church, but now desire to become Catholic, the process is very similar. Contact the parish office and join the Journey of Faith.

We do require that minor have expressed permission from their parents to enter into the program. Parents, spouses, and friends may attend the Journey of Faith classes as well.

There is no cost for the Journey of Faith or for the reception of the Sacraments.