For infant baptism:
1.) Congratulations! Children are a beautiful blessing from the Lord and we are excited to be a part of this beautiful and essential part of their lives! If this is your first child, we ask that you attend a class to learn about the importance and beauty of the sacrament of Baptism.
2.) You may fill out the registration form below and Katie Weikert will contact you to set up a class session, if needed, as well as to pass on other information and forms you may need. If you prefer, you can directly contact Katie without filling out the form.
3.) We ask that you register with the parish if you are not registered at another parish so that we can best serve you and your family in your journey of faith. Each family will also need to fill out an information form for each individual being baptized. We also have worksheets for BOTH the parents and the sponsors.
4.) GODPARENTS: The purpose of godparents is to help you and your child in your child's walk of faith. Their lives should be a witness to this child of the importance of faith and the beauty of the Catholic faith. At least one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic who is at least 16 and has received the sacrament of confirmation and have documentation from their parish stating that they are a Catholic in good standing. NO BAPTISMS WILL BE SCHEDULED UNTIL THIS DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
a.) What does "Catholic in good standing" mean? This means that they
- attend Mass regularly
- if married, are in a sacramental marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. Please contact Katie with any further questions.
- Believe in and practice the teachings of the Catholic Church
b.) What if one of them is not Catholic? A godparent who is not Catholic is called a "Christian witness". They must also have documentation from their church stating that they are a Christian in good standing. This person should also be someone who can assist your child in their walk of faith.
c.) What if I do not know anyone of is a Catholic in good standing? We will help you!
For child baptism (those over the age of 3)
1.) Thank you for guiding your child to the Catholic faith! We ask that you and your child meet with Katie Weikert to discuss Baptism. The above guidelines for godparents and such also apply.
2.) For those who are ages 7 or above, we will meet for an extended period of time to explore more deeply the different aspects of the Catholic faith. This is because for these children who are old enough to receive the sacrament of First Eucharist, there will be more to cover. It is also traditional that children who are baptized after the age of reason should also receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
For adult baptism:
1.) Congratulations on making this important decision to join the Catholic faith family! We typically like to have those wishing to receive the sacrament of baptism join us for "RCIA", which means "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults", a long term which means learning about the Catholic faith. We have weekly classes that typically begin in September and go until Easter, where you would receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Please contact Katie for further details.
2.) What if I was baptized in another faith? Will I need to be rebaptized? For the most part, if you can provide documentation that you were baptized, you would not need to baptized again. You would simply prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.