The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Baptisms of Infants: The baptism of children into the faith is a joyful occasion for the entire Church and we look forward to celebrating that with your family. Schedule your infant's Baptism at least 3-4 months in advance. Baptisms are celebrated at the 11:30am mass the first Sunday in Mar., June, Sept. & Dec.; 12:30pm the first Sunday of the remaining eight months and 12:30pm the third Sunday of every month. Baptisms are not offered at any other time. Parents are required to attend a ‘Welcome Your Child’ preparation meeting, held on the second Sunday in Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., or Dec. at 10:45 am. Class can be taken before your child is born. Contact the parish office to schedule your attendance. All baptismal paperwork must be in office three weeks prior to Baptism.
Prior to scheduling your child's Baptism, you should:
- Register your child for Baptism. All paper work must be in the office three weeks prior to the Baptism.
- At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic.
- Godparents must be at least 16 years old, confirmed Catholic, practicing their faith and willing to accept the responsibility to support their godchild in faith.
- Parents are required attend a “Welcome Your Child” preparation meeting held every other month at 10:45 am. Contact the parish office to schedule your attendance and for more information. Class can be taken before your child is born.
Please contact Joann D'Antuono (630)654-3365
to schedule your infant's baptism.