Baptism classes are held every 1st Sunday of the Month at 6:15 PM in the Parish Hall. There is no cost for the Baptism class and no appointment is needed.
The following Baptism requirements are for parents with children age infant to five years old. Age six and up must enroll in CCD classes where they will also prepare to make their 1st Holy Communion.
Classes are required for both parents and Godparents. Baptismal classes are good for up to two years. If it has been more than two years since you have taken a Baptism class you will need to retake it.
The following paperwork must be turned into the Parish Office:
A completed Blank for Baptism Register.
A copy of the baby's birth certificate or hospital certificate.
Copies of the Godparents Sacramental paperwork.
The latest we will accept paperwork is one week before the ceremony.
Godparents must have the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. If they are married, we will also need their wedding certificate. If you don't have copies of your Sacramental paperwork, please try contacting your church of Baptism. Typically, the Church of Baptism has updated records and we will accept a new Baptism certificate with the notations that include when and where you made your First Communion and Confirmation.
Godparents do not need to be married, but if they are, they must be married in the Catholic Church. The Godparents cannot be the parent or spouse of the one to be Baptized, be at least 18 years of age and must be practicing Catholics.
If you are taking the Baptism class at another Catholic Church...
If the parents or the Godparents would like to take the Baptism Class at another church please provide a copy of the certificate or letter of completion to prove you have taken the class. Parents must also turn in the required paperwork to the Parish Office (see above).
Baptism Ceremonies can be scheduled during the following times. The ceremony will take about 25 minutes.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
All times are pending church availability.
By appointment only. To schedule a Baptism both parents and Godparents need to have taken a baptismal class and all of the paperwork completed and turned in (please see the above requirements).
The Baptism Ceremony is $10.00 plus a donation to the Priest.
The baby must wear all white. Also, please bring a Baptismal candle and a white bib, stoll or handkerchief. You may purchase a stoll and/or candle for $3.00 each at the Parish Office or from Father the day of the Baptism.