Available Saturdays at 12PM. All baptisms are to be arranged at least one month in advance. Please contact the rectory office for availability and required forms. All forms must be submitted before a date can be reserved.
Please click on the link below for the requirements for Baptisms.
Looking to be a godparent?
The role of godparent (sponsor) in a young life is a very important one. According to the Code of Canon Law (892), sponsors must “take care that the confirmed person behaves as a true witness of Christ and faithfully fulfills the obligations inherent in this sacrament.” Put simply, we are spiritual parents and our primary purpose is to guide our charges in faith so that they can attain heaven.
How do we do this? By being good examples of Christian faith and virtue for them to follow. After all, children learn more from how the adults in their lives live more than they do from textbooks. And how can we ask them to follow a set of standards if we aren’t willing to follow them ourselves? We can set a good example by completing our own sacramental journeys, and by being registered and practicing Catholics. This means tithing to your parish and attending Sunday mass every week. For Catholics, mass attendance is compulsory. After all, holy observation of the Sabbath is the 3nd Commandment.
It is customary to have two godparents for a baptism, one male and one female. However, a baptism can still be held with only one godparent. A baptized non-Catholic Christian cannot be a godparent, but can be recorded as a “Christian Witness” so long as the other godparent is an eligible Catholic.
In order to become a godparent you must complete the following requirements:
- Be at least 16 years old and mature enough to understand and accept the responsibilities of being a godparent.
- Received the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation within the Catholic Church.
- Be living in accordance with the faith and morals taught by the Catholic Church.
- If married, you must have had the ceremony in a Catholic Church. If you only had a civil ceremony, you need to have you marriage convalidated.
- Be a registered member of a Catholic parish. Most parishes, including ours, have the following requirements to be considered a member of the parish.
- You must be officially registered for at least 6 months. (This means you are getting tithing envelopes in your name.)
- You must be attending weekly mass.
- You must participate in weekly tithing.
To obtain a sponsor certificate, you will need to obtain either the signature and seal of your parish in which you are attending on our sponsor form, or an official letter from your parish confirming that you are an active and registered member who is fit to become a godparent.
If you have any questions or need help with the requirements, please contact the rectory for assistance.