One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is a life of faith. In baptism we receive God’s grace to help us become the people He has created us to be.
“For the grace of Baptism to unfold, the parents’ help is important. So too is the role of the godfather and godmother, who must be firm believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized – child or adult on the road of Christian life. Their task is a truly ecclesial function (officium). The whole ecclesial community bears some responsibility for the development and safeguarding of the grace given at Baptism.” (CCC1255)
Parents seeking baptism for a child should be active parishioners for a minimum of 3 months prior to contacting the office to schedule a Baptism preparation class. In addition, at least one godparent certificate must be turned in to the church office before a baptism celebration date is scheduled. Godparents must fill out, sign, and have their pastor sign the Certificate for Sponsor Eligibility (link below).
The Sponsor Certificate lists all the requirements that an individual must meet in order to be eligible to serve as a godparent. For more information, contact Mary Smith at 795-3821 x 24.
Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation:
A two year preparation period is required for these sacraments. If you would like to have your child celebrate the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist in the 2nd grade, the child must have participated in a 1st grade PSR or Catholic school program.
If you plan to have your child celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in the 8th grade, the child must have participated in a 7th grade PSR or Catholic school program. For more information please contact Mary Smith at 795-3821 x 24.