Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism - Photo by Juan

Dear Parents:

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 children receive their Sacrament of Baptism. We will all rejoice in achieving this great accomplishment.

Baptismal catechesis is supported by contributions; these donations received underwrite the operating costs to accomplish the yearly goals. Parents’ willingness to donate is greatly appreciated.

Parents and Godparents are required to attend one “Pre-Baptismal Preparation Class.” Your participation is required as a pre-requisite to baptize your child; you will receive a certificate of attendance valid for two years. This class is offered twice a month, in English and Spanish languages.

You need to be a registered member and contributing for at least six months. Pre-baptismal class contribution is $100.00 per family for Non-active members. It needs to be paid in full at the time of registration.

Registration for the preparation class must be made at least two weeks prior to the class.

Documents required for registering your child:

The Archdiocese requires that in order for your child to obtain the Sacrament of Baptism, you need to provide a copy of the following documents:

Child:

Parent:

When selecting a Godparent for your child.

Please consider if this person is in fact living their Catholic faith; this person should be someone very special in your child’s Christian life, someone meaningful that will share their Love for God with your child.

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]

Godparents:

The Archdiocese requires that in order to be a Godparent for the Sacrament of Baptism, you need to provide a copy of each of the following documents:

All documents must be submitted during registration. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this process.

Please do not hesitate to call; if you have any questions.

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.