Getting Your Baby Baptized

Congratulations! Having a new child can be a life changing experience. It is truly a wonderful thing to bring new life into this world. As parents you want the best for your children. You feed them and care for them and now, you want to have them baptized to bring them into new life in Christ. But how do you go about doing this? We’ve prepared a step-by-step guide of how to have your new child baptized at our parish.

Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ~Catechism of the Catholic Church

What you need to know

  • In our parish, baptisms are usually scheduled for the second Sunday of the month at 12 Noon.
  • ¬∑Parents are required to participate in a Baptism preparation class that is usually scheduled for the Wednesday or Thursday evening prior to the baptisms at 7:00 pm in the Church Basement.
  • Please read “Who Can Be A Godparent”:  Selecting Godparents (Sponsors).pdf

Step-by-step Guide

  1. Contact us one (1) month before the baptism.
  2. Find one or two sponsors (often called “Godparents” for your child). See link above for help to choose sponsors or Godparents.
  3. Attend our baptismal preparation evening.
  4. Invite your family and friends to the baptism.
  5. Arrive a few minutes early.
  6. Stay around afterward for pictures (if you’d like).