St. John The Baptist Church

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Baptism

BAPTISM

Parents and godparents must attend baptism preparation class prior to a child’s baptism. Baptism preparation classes are an important way for parents and sponsors to come to a deeper understanding of their faith commitment in the sacrament of Baptism. Classes are required for those seeking the baptism of an infant or small child (aged 6 and younger), and is designed to provide foundational instruction for a lifetime of faith. The classes give a brief history of Baptism, provide understanding of symbols and values to be passed on to the children, and are an opportunity for small group faith discussions.  Older children (aged 7 and above) receive this instruction through their Religious Education classes.

 

Godparent Requirement:  At least one godparent must be a confirmed Catholic and lead a life in harmony with the Catholic faith.  Proof of Confirmation and, if applicable, marriage in the Catholic Church must be provided.

 

 

Baptism Classes:

Pre-registration for all classes is required and can be done at the parish office reception desk.  A $25.00 fee per person is due at the time of registration.  Godparents are required to bring proof of their Confirmation and, if applicable, their marriage in the Catholic Church.

 

No registrations will be accepted at class.

  • English classes are offered on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 a.m.
  • Spanish classes are offered on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Baptisms are scheduled as follows:

  • Baptisms in English are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
  • Baptisms in Spanish are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

 

 

For more information, please call the parish office at 303-776-0737.