Baptism is the first of three sacraments of Initiation. A sacrament is “an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.” The grace a child receives will remain present throughout his/her entire life and will be enriched by living out a life in Christ.
First-time parents are required to meet with Deacon Frank Pavlick on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm to discuss the sacrament and review the Rite of Baptism and tour the church. Our Baptismal preparation includes having the parents watch a video series called ReBorn found on the Formed.org website before meeting with Deacon Frank. Parents who already have children are required to have a 10-minute phone conversation with Deacon Frank. Email Deacon Frank Pavlick.
All Baptisms are private baptisms with family members and personal guests only, unless you choose a date that is specified in Mass. We offer the sacrament of Baptism once a month on the third Sunday at 12:30 pm.
Parents must be parishioners of St. Jude of the Lake.
All class and Godparent requirements must be met before a date can be selected.
Godparent Eligibility Form (to be completed by Godparents). This form is to be completed by the prospective Godparents of the child to be baptized. Please read the information below in detail. Godparents must meet the requirements to be eligible.
Parents, please read before choosing a Godparent
Parents are entrusted to choose up to two Godparents. Godparents are an important part of the life of the child as they model the Catholic faith through their example and will support and teach the child throughout life!
Godparents are comprised of only one male sponsor (Godfather) and one female sponsor (Godmother).
At a minimum, you must have at least one Godparent. That Godparent must be a baptized, practicing Catholic, and must be able to answer TRUE to ALL of the following statements.
- I am not the father or mother of the one to be baptized.
- I am not below 16.
- I have been baptized Catholic and have received all of the following sacraments: Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
- I have been baptized in the Catholic church and am currently practicing.
- I have not been married outside the Catholic church.
- I have not been remarried without an annulment.
- I am not living together with my partner without the benefit of the sacrament of marriage.
- I am registered with a Catholic parish.
- I am a baptized Catholic and not practicing or adhering to a different faith?* (if NOT True, see the note below)
Please note the following:
*A person baptized and Confirmed Catholic, but who now practices and adheres to a different faith tradition is ineligible for the role of Godparent.
Please note Godparent Eligibility Forms must be completed and returned two weeks before the scheduled Baptism. If forms are not received, the Baptism will be postponed until the following month.
** All Baptism prep classes will be on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. All Godparent requirements must be completed before you come to class.
2024 Baptism Dates:
January 21, at the 9:00 am Mass
February 18, 12:15 pm
March 17, 12:15 pm
April 20, at the Saturday, 4:30 pm Mass
May 19, 12:15 pm
June 16, 12:15 pm
2024 Baptism Classes at 6:00 pm
If you are interested in Baptism, please complete the form in its entirety. This information is used for the official records keeping of the church. You should receive an email thanking you for your interest, if you do not, please contact Deacon Frank Pavlick.