Baptism

Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."" (CCC 1213)

Godparent requirements:

Catholics must have fully initiated Catholic as godparents; that is Godparents in a Catholic baptism needs to be a practicing Catholic and also needs to have received the three sacraments of Initiation, Baptism First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  You must provide a letter from their pastor stating so.

A person who is not a Catholic but is a member of a Christian Church with a valid baptism and who has received that valid Baptism in their own church can act as a Christian Witness for the child.  In that case, the other sponsor needs to be a fully initiated practicing Catholic.

All Godparents (or the single Christian Witness) also have to have attained the age of 16.  When there are two Godparents, one has to be male and the other female.

A Godparent is a permanent choice. 

All parents and Godparents must attend baptism classes. 

Baptism Classes are the 1st and 2nd Saturdays of the Month.  Baptisms are on the 3rd Sunday.

Baptisms are made by appointment

Contact the Parish Office: 405-235-4565