Baptism

Baptism Process

Interview - One month prior to the baptism: call the parish office to make an appointment. It is required that baptism Godparents be married in the Church (if a couple); bring proof of marriage at the time of registration and Confirmation certificate if single.

Preparation - Second Thursday: All parents and godparents are required to attend baptism preparation in the month prior to the baptism; even if you have more than one child. You can support other parents with your experience.

Baptism - Third and Fourth weekend: You can choose Saturday or Sunday. These are scheduled dates. There are no exceptions!

Qualifications of Godparents

To be admitted to the role of Godparent, a person must:

  1. Be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the one who takes their place or, in their absence, by the pastor or minister and is to have the qualifications and intention of performing this role;
  2. Have completed the sixteenth year, unless a different age has been established by the diocesan bishop or it seems to the pastor or minister that an exception is to be made for a just cause;
  3. Be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist and leads a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken;
  4. Godparents that have a spouse be married in the Church, even if only one will be the Godparent.
  5. Not be bound by an canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
  6. Not be the father or the mother of the one to be baptized.

 

A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community may not be admitted except as a witness to baptism and together with a Catholic sponsor.

Number of Godparents
Only one male and/or one female