Arranging for the Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism
Parents meet with the pastor or a deacon for a conversation about the following:
1. We will be able to gather the information about your child, and help you select a date for Baptism. Baptisms are scheduled monthly on the first Sunday throughout the year, and also the third Sunday from April to September. They are held at 1:00 p.m., September thru June and during July and August at 12 noon.
2. The Church also asks that the parents receive some preparation for the baptism of their child. You can attend the Baptism Preparation Session on the 4th Sunday of the month after you come to celebrate the 11:15 a.m. mass with the parish community.
3. Our parish community also looks forward to praying with you before the baptism of your child at either the 5:00 pm Saturday mass or the 11:15 a.m. Sunday mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the months. The new parents and the child, with your family, have special seating in our church, and after the homily we welcome your child and promise the prayers and support of our community.
4. We will be happy to also help you with these and other questions:
Can we help register you as a new family in our parish?
Can we help you discern your choice of godmother and/or godfather?
Do you have any questions about your marriage, so perhaps we can arrange for you to have your marriage blessed in the Catholic Church?
Blessings on all God’s Little Ones as they prepare to become part of the Catholic Church!