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Baptismal Preparations

Baptism is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 12:15 pm. Invite family members to the 11:00 am Mass, as the Sacrament of Baptism takes place immediately following Mass. Parents and godparents are required to meet for an enrichment class, in the Parish Center, on the first Sunday of each month following the 11:00 am Mass. 

In order to act as a Godparent for Baptism, one must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. Specifically this means:

  • Mass attendance every Sunday (Exodus 20:8)
  • Striving to live the moral precepts of the Church
  • If married, a valid marriage in the Catholic Church

If the chosen Godparent is a member of another parish, a Certificate of Eligibility should be obtained from the pastor of their home parish, verifying their status as practicing Catholics within their community.

If you have been asked to be a godparent and meet all of the above criteria please complete the below form and return to the parish office.

Godparent Form