Since Baptism is a parish celebration warmly welcoming the infant/child into the faith community, we discourage requests for “private” baptisms. Please call the parish office at least 3 months prior to the birth of your child for further information.
The Baptismal Preparation Program consists of a one night class typically held a week or two prior to the conferral of Baptism. This class provides the opportunity to truly reflect on the significance of the sacrament. Parents focus on ways faith can be incorporated into daily family life and review symbols that will be used during the ceremony. If parents have attended a class within the past five years in preparation for another child’s Baptism, they would not be expected to attend a class. Godparents are also encouraged to join us.
Interested In Helping?
Any interested parishioners are invited to help with the baptismal instruction class or to serve as assistants during the baptismal ceremony. Minimal training is required and is provided on an “as needed” basis.