Baptism

"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).

Holy Baptism 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.

Preparation 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).

Godparent's Information:

  • 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.

   

 

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