Infant Baptism / Bautismo de Infantes

Dear Parents:

Our Religious Education program has an excellent team of catechists who will share with you their faith emphasizing the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic church. Together, we will experience great joy when your child receives the Sacrament of Baptism!

Parents and Godparents are required to attend the “Baptismal Preparation Class.” Participation in this class is a prerequisite in order to baptize your child. At the Baptismal Preparation Class, you will receive a certificate of attendance which will be valid for two years.

A document named Rights and Responsibilities of parents and guardians of students in parish faith formation programs. For Infant Baptism Program both parents need to sign this consent form required by the Archdiocese for the reception of the sacraments.

Our program has monthly preparation classes. On our website you will be able to find the Baptismal Calendar for detail information for Baptismal classes and Sacrament of Baptism dates in both languages, English and Spanish.

Registration for the Pre-Baptismal class is held during the first week of each month; registration must be at least three months in advance. Private baptisms are on first-come, first-serve basis; and Communal Baptisms are held with at least three families’ requests.

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO ATTEND THE PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASS

  • To confirm the date of baptism you must comply with requirements for child, parent, and godparents.
  • You will receive a notification letter via email.

DO NOT SEND INVITATIONS UNTIL SELECTED BAPTISM DATE HAS BEEN APPROVED

The Infant Baptism Program is supported by parental contributions in order to offset operating costs. The preparation classes contribution is $100.00 per family. Contributions are greatly valued and must be sent in full when you received your approval letter via email.

Selecting Baptism Ceremony

Our parish offers Private and Communal baptism’s ceremonies to facilitate you to select one. For the ceremonies, there is also a contribution based on your selection.

  1. PRIVATE BAPTISM:
    Ceremony is for your child only. There is a blessed water fountain, and celebrant will pour holy water on your child during baptism. The maximum capacity is 48 persons. Contribution is $250.00, it must be sent in full before your selected baptism date.
  2. COMMUNAL BAPTISM:
    Ceremony is usually between three to six children. The holy water is sprinkled on each child from a small bottle and will be given to you after baptism. There is a limit of 10 persons per child, including parents and godparents. Contribution is $100.00, it must be sent in full before your selected baptism date.

Documents required for registration

Provide a copy of the following documents:

CHILD: Birth Certificate (child to be baptized)
PARENTS: Baptism certificate (from one of the parents)

SELECTING YOUR CHILD’S SPONSOR:

“A sponsor needs to be at least sixteen or older, have been confirmed, participate in the blessed Eucharist and live a life of faith. The sponsor CANNOT be the mother or the father”
[C.C.L.874]

Please consider if this person is in fact living their Catholic faith; he/she will be a very special person in your child's Christian life, he/she will be someone meaningful for your child in sharing their love for God. No other denomination of faith is accepted.

GODPARENTS

Provide a copy of each of the following documents for registration:

  • Baptism Certificate
  • Confirmation Certificate
  • Catholic marriage certificate (If married must be in Catholic faith)
  • Sponsor letter (from Catholic Parish where they practice their faith)

If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 17 and you would like to have them Baptized, learn more about our Religious Education program here.

If you are an adult 18 years or older and interested in being Baptized, learn more about RCIA here.

Yours in Christ!

Josefina Vazquez, MSW
Directress of Religious Education & Faith Formation

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