Baptism

We are so happy to be part of your life as you look forward to the baptism of your child or yourself.  Baptism is the sacrament where parents, spouses, friends, and the parish initiate a person into the joy of the Catholic faith.

We welcome infants and children to baptism whose parents are practicing Catholics, evidenced by registration and regular church attendance.

There are a few requirements for you to review as you plan for baptism.

  • If your child is an infant or younger than 7 years:
    • We need the birth certificate of the child and an ID of the parents.
    • Parents and godparents must attend one preparation class.
    • You can choose one or two godparents.
  • If your child is 7 – 18 years old, he or she:
    • Must participate in Religious Education classes for 1 year.
    • Must request baptism of their own free will.
    • Can choose one or two godparents.
  • If you are an adult, 18 years and older, you must participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which meets on Wednesday evening from September through May.

The Parish charges a fee to cover the preparation class, materials, baptismal garment and candle.

Godparent Requirements: A godparent is a practicing Catholic who has been baptized, confirmed, and married in the Catholic Church. At least one godparent must meet the requirements, but you can include a second godparent as a Christian witness.

Contact the Parish Office to begin scheduling your baptism activities.  303.455.3613