Baptism

Arranging your Child’s Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated on various Sundays throughout the year at 1:00pm. Parents should be registered as regular parishioners. You are welcome to call or email the Center prior to the birth of your baby to facilitate arrangements and the preparation class. 

Have You Been Asked to Be a Sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation? We receive many requests regarding being a sponsor or godparent for Baptism and Confirmation. “Sponsor” (godparent) is a sacramental ministry. The sponsor takes part in the ritual as a Catholic and provides example from her/his life through living and acting as a full member of the Catholic Church. Because of the seriousness of this ministry, the Church has the following requirements:

    1. The sponsor must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion in the Catholic Church.
    2. The sponsor must be at least 16 years old (the responsibilities of this ministry are undertaken by an adult).
    3. The sponsor must be a Catholic living an active life of faith in the Catholic Church who provides a good example.
      1. Someone not married in a Catholic Church is not able to receive Communion and is not able to be a sponsor.
      2. Also, a Catholic who has left the Catholic Church and is a member of another denomination is not able to be a sponsor, even if that person has been Baptized, was Confirmed, and received First Communion in the Catholic Church.
    4. Parents may not act as sponsors for their child’s confirmation. Persons cannot be both parents and godparents to their children. The sponsor is the “spiritual parent” of the candidate.
    5. Christian witnesses are not permitted for the Sacrament of Baptism.
    6. A sponsor must be physically present for the Sacrament of Baptism. They may not fulfill their role “virtually” by way of the use of an electronic device.

CLICK  HERE for the Baptism Prep Booklet