The Sacrament of Baptism is the door through which one enters the Church. For parents who wish to have their children baptized into the Church our parish asked no more than what the Catholic Church as a whole requires.
If it is your first child, we would ask that you attend a baptism preparation class. For more information you can contact Kathy Buttner. If you have not had a chance to register in the parish, this is the perfect time to do so. Parish Registration Form
A child should have at least one godparent, and may have two (a godmother and a godfather). The parents cannot, of course, also be the godparents. In order to be a godparent you should:
—be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place (e.g., permanent legal guardian).
—have completed the sixteenth year of age, unless the pastor or minister has granted an exception for a just cause;
—be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;
Since the primary task of a godparent is to give example, if a person is married, they must be married in the Church.
We ask all godparents to fill out the following Godparents Affidavit SP attesting to their ability serve as godparents.
While godparents must be Catholic, the Church does allow that other baptized Christians serve as “Christian Witnesses” at the baptism.