Baptism

The first Sunday of the month is generally “Young Family Sunday.” We offer special tables for hospitality, finger-friendly treats, and the chance to connect with other young families. Our ‘little kid’ play area in Kohler Hall was open for wee visitors every Sunday after Mass from September – May. It will re-open once the COVID-19  restrictions are lifted. When we re-open fully, Young Family Sundays and Kohler Hall hospitality will return.

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 Frank Pavlick in a low-key atmosphere on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm to talk about the sacrament and go over the Rite of Baptism. Our faith conversations and tour of the church will be about 30 minutes. We use FORMED.org for our Baptismal preparation; at their own convenience, parents will watch a series of videos called ReBorn before meeting with Frank Pavlick.

All Baptisms are private baptisms unless you choose a date that is specified in Mass, with family members and personal guests only. We offer the sacrament of Baptism once a month on the third Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Returning parents need only to fill out the form below.

Baptism Dates:

2021
September 19
October 10
November 21
December 19

2022
January 9 (11:00 am Mass)
February 27 (Gather Space)
March 20 (Gather Space)
April 23 (5:00 pm Mass)
June 19 (Gather Space)

 

Baptism Classes:

2021

August 16
September 13
October 4
November 15
December 13

2022

February 21
March 14
April 18
June 13

 

Choosing a Godparent

Parents are entrusted to choose up to two Godparents. Godparents are an important part of the life of the child, since they will support and teach the child throughout life!

There is to be only one male sponsor (Godfather) or one female sponsor (Godmother) or one of each gender (Godmother and Godfather).

To be permitted to take on the function of sponsor a person must:
(a) be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and intention of fulfilling this function;
(b) have completed the sixteenth year of age

c) be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on. A Godparent must be practicing the Catholic faith.

(d) not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared. Adults who are married outside of the church, re-married without an annulment, or living together without the benefit of the sacrament of marriage are ineligible for the role of Godparent.

(e) not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.

Please note the following:
(1) Baptized persons who were baptized into a non-Catholic ecclesial community and practicing the Christian faith can be a Christian witness alongside a practicing Catholic godparent.

(2) A person baptized and Confirmed Catholic, but who now practices and adheres to a different faith tradition is ineligible for the role of Godparent or Christian witness.

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 your for your interest, if you do not, please contact Laura Stierman.

If you need to have a child baptized please fill out the form below.