"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit,
and the door, which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, candidates are freed from
sin and reborn as children of God, become members of Christ, and are
incorporated into the church.
for Baptism begins by contacting our parish office for further information and
registration. Parents and Godparents will
be required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class prior to the Baptism (unless
they have attended one in the recent past).
At least one Godparent is
required for each child; however, two is traditional.
Only two Godparents can be
written into the official register. (Must be one male and one female.)
At least one Godparent must
be a Roman Catholic in good standing who is over 16 years of age and has
received the sacrament of Confirmation.
Catholic Godparents must
send a letter from their parish confirming their status as parishioners in
good standing and their ability to serve in this role.
If the second Godparent is
not a Catholic, they are called a Christian Witness. These individuals
must be baptized in their own faith and practicing their religion.
If a Godparent is Catholic
but not confirmed, they will be called a Christian Witness.
Godparents cannot be the
mother or father of the baby.
If a Godparent cannot attend a baptism celebration, a
proxy can stand for them, but the baptismal register will list the actual
Godparent that has been selected.