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Baptism FAQ

Why is it necessary to be baptized?

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments (CCC 1213).  Through the sacrament of baptism, we are freed from Original Sin and are reborn as sons and daughters of God.  We become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church, and are made sharers in His mission.  Finally, we are made heirs of Heaven.

What are the requirements of being a godparent?

Godparents are called to assist Christian parents in raising their children in the Catholic faith.  In order to serve as a godparent for baptism, one must be at least 16 years old and must be a practicing Catholic who has been fully initiated (i.e., have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist).
A baptized, non-Catholic may not serve as a godparent, but may serve as a “witness”.  There must be at least one godparent.

Can I have only one godparent? Can I have two godmothers or two godfathers?

It is permissible to have only one godparent.  If there are two, there must be one godfather and one godmother imitating the Holy Family of Mary and Joseph.
Baptisms usually take place every second Sunday of the month after the 11:30 A.M. Mass.

Call the parish office if you would like to have your baby baptized.

You may have to attend a class first especially if you are first-time parents.

If you are an adult who wishes to be baptized, please contact the parish office in order to make arrangements for RCIA.

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