Sacraments

Baptism

Parents, desiring Baptism for their child are asked to call the Faith Formation Office at least six weeks before the birth of, or reception of, their child.  A Baptism Mentor will be assigned to each family who will work with the parents to prepare for the Baptism of their child. Baptisms are celebrated on designated Saturday mornings and on designated Sundays during Mass.

Godparent Requirements:
1) Parents of child designate the godparents.
2) The godparent must be willing to help the child lead a Christian life in harmony with their baptism.
3) Must be at least 16 years of age.
4) Must be Catholic and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
5) Must lead a life in harmony with the Catholic faith and role to be undertaken.
6) Must not be bound by any imposed or declared penalty under church law.
7) Must be someone other than child’s parents.
8) Only required to have one godparent.
9) If there are two godparents they are to be of separate genders (same gender may be witness).
10) May be godparent more than once.
11) Godparent’s name will be on permanent record and may not be changed after the baptism.
12) Person can be godparent by proxy. (See proxy guidelines below)

Proxy Information
Letter including the following information needs to be sent/emailed to the Pastor by the Godparent who cannot attend. Below are items that need to be addressed in the letter ~ does not need to be lengthy.

  • NAME OF CHILD TO BE BAPTIZED
  • PARENTS NAME
  • INTENT OF THE GODPARENT WILLINGNESS TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH RESPONSIBILITIES
  • PROXY NAME ON GODPARENT BEHALF
  • HELPFUL TO KNOW THE REASON THAT GODPARENT CANNOT ATTEND

Download the Godparents/Proxy Form

 

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion occurs during a child’s second grade year of school and is coordinated through the parish Faith Formation Office. By contacting the FF office, arrangements for older children to prepare for these sacraments can be made.

First Communion Preparation: The families with children seeking Communion for the first time are, as you know, presently preparing their children within their homes for the sacrament. As stated before please keep these beautiful children and their families in your prayers.  Our support and prayers do make a difference!