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.
Baptism classes are held every 1st Sunday of the Month at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. There is no cost for the Baptism class and no appointment is needed.
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.
Godparents must have the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. We will need copies of their Sacramental certificates. If you don't have copies of your Sacramental certificates, 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. If they are married, we will also need a copy of their wedding certificate.
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 below).
If you would like to take a Baptism class online...
If the parents or the Godparents would like to take a Baptism Class online we will accept a certificate of completion from Ascension Press.
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 certificates.
Baptismal class certificate or letter of completion if the class was taken at another church.
The latest we will accept paperwork is one week before the ceremony.
Baptism Ceremonies can be scheduled during the following times.
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).
Baptism Ceremonies are in English. We unfortunately do not have a Spanish speaking Priest available at this time. Latin Baptisms can also be performed pending Priest availability.
The Baptism Ceremony is $10.00 plus a donation to the Priest.
Latin Baptisms are $10.00 plus $30.00 stipend for the Altar Server and 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.
Since the ceremony takes place inside of the church, please dress modestly. The following is considered inappropriate: low neckline, exposed back, skirts above the knee, exposed midriff, tight fitting, shorts, tank tops, see through.
Why the Church of Baptism Matters
Baptism is the first sacrament that your child will receive in their lifetime. They will continue their religious education with 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation. The church where they make these sacraments will inform the church of Baptism and the sacraments will be recorded in the church of Baptism’s records.
If your child is to be married in the Catholic Church, they will need to receive a new Baptism certificate with the notations on the back saying where and when they also made their 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Many churches require new copies of sacramental certificates to be picked up in person.