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Baptism

BAPTISM
New Born - Age 6 (if child is older than 6 , see Christian Initiation of Children)

Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation that welcomes a child into our faith community of Catholic believers. It is the celebration that begins the faith life of the child in and with Christ. Because the child is unable to express their faith, the Church invites the parents into a preparation process prior to the Baptism Celebration. Through prayer, reflection, scripture, and faith sharing, parents are guided and supported in their responsibilities as faith witnesses for the child.

Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of Christ and incorporated within the Catholic Church.

Baptism Preparation Course
All parents are required to complete a Baptismal Preparation Classes before their child is baptized. Godparents are also required to take the course.
FontIt is highly recommended that parents attend preparation sessions during pregnancy. While preparing for your child’s birth, it is important to begin preparing for your child’s Christian formation as well.


Godparents
When selecting who will be the Godparents to your children it is important to consider who would be the most suitable candidate , as you want the best for your child. Requirements for Godparents are as follows:
- One Godparent , male or female is sufficient; however two is allowed (one of each sex).
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- The Godparent CANNOT be the mother or the father of the one baptized.
- The Godparent must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist in the Catholic Church.
- Must be a practicing Catholic who attends mass often as well as receives reconciliation and the Eucharist often.
- Lives in accordance with the 10 commandments and precepts of the Catholic Church
- Will be a supportive religious educator for your child.

Baptism Dates                                            
Baptisms are usually celebrated on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month during the 5:00pm Mass. 

For information about Baptism, to register for baptism preparation classes or to book a date for your child’s baptism, please contact the parish office at (780) 875-2883.


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