Baptisms

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Baptisms are held after the Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. mass,and the Sunday 12:30 p.m. mass, or anytime by appointment. Baptisms can also be done during any Sunday Liturgy.

To register your child for Baptism, please fill out the Baptism Request Form.

Pre-Baptism Class
A pre-Baptism class is required of all first time parents.  Classes are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Call the office to enroll in the class 434-9231.

Older Children
Children who are older than seven years old that would like to be Baptized are enrolled in our RCIA for children class.  Please call the office for more information.

Who Can Be a God Parent?
For a simple “Guidelines for Good Godparenting” click here.

Choosing godparents for our children can be a tricky business. We want to be sure that they will be involved with our children as well as being wholesome, positive role models. The Church has some basic criteria for helping us to choose godparents.   It is necessary to have one godparent, but two is customary and usual. If there is one godparent, they may be male or female. If there are two, one must be male and one female. At least one godparent must be a fully initiated, practicing Catholic, sixteen years of age or older. Fully initiated means that they must be baptized Catholic, have received Eucharist and Confirmation.  The other may be a Christian of another denomination, and would be recorded as a Christian witness. The godparents may not be the biological parents of the child. What happens if the godparents can not be present for the baptism? A proxy, or stand-in, may be used.