Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism - Photo by Juan

Dear Parent:

Our Religious Education program has an excellent team of catechists that will share with you about the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic faith. Together, we will experience great joy when your child receives the Sacrament of Baptism!

Parents and Godparents are required to attend the “Baptismal Preparation Class.” Participation is a pre-requisite to baptize your child. On this day, you will receive a certificate of attendance valid for two years. In the case that one of the parents professes another faith or parents are divorced/separated/living together; both parents need to sign a consent form required by the archdiocese for the infant’s baptism.

Our program has monthly classes please check the CALENDAR for detailed information. Registration must be at least three months in advance. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE PROVIDED DURING REGISTRATION.

Registration for the Pre-Baptismal class is during the first week of each month.To confirm the date of baptism it is necessary to have completed all the requirements of the child, parent and godparents. DO NOT MAKE YOUR INVITATIONS BEFORE COMPLETING THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS.

The Infant Baptism Program is supported by parents’ contributions to underwrite the operating costs to accomplish the yearly goals. These contributions are greatly valued. Non-active members or No Members Registration is $100.00 per family. It needs to be paid in full at the time of registration. Active members need to be contributing at our Church for at least six months prior to registration.

Documents required for registration

Provide a copy of the following documents:

CHILD:

PARENT:

When Selecting A Godparent

A sponsor needs to be at least sixteen or older, have been confirmed, participate in the blessed Eucharist and live a life of faith. The sponsor cannot be the mother or the father [C.C.L.874].

You must consider if this person is in fact living the Catholic faith; he/she will be a very special person in your child's Christian life, he/she will be someone meaningful for your child in sharing their love for God.

GODPARENTS:

Provide a copy of each of the following documents during registration:

PARENT WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL CONFIRMING PARTICIPANTION IN THE SELECTED CLASS. DO NOT MAKE INVITATIONS FOR THE CHILD’S BAPTISM BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR PREPARATION CLASS. IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE THIS CONFIRMATION LETTER, YOU MUST CONTACT THE OFFICE IMMENDIATELY.

Yours in Christ!

Josefina Vazquez, MSW
Directress of Religious Education

If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 17 and you would like to have them Baptized, learn more about our Religious Education program here.

If you are an adult 18 years or older and interested in being Baptized, learn more about RCIA here.