Baptism

 

                                           Baptism is the first Sacrament of Christian Initiation and a joyous time in the Catholic Church

                                                                                      

Baptism

Baptisms are normally held on once a month on Saturdays. Parents who seek to have their children baptized must contact the Parish Office. 

Coordinator: Julie Fischer
jfischer@smtoc.church

Parents Requirements:
- Attend information night meeting          
-Attend a Baptismal class                                                                                                                                                            
- Provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

Selecting Godparents:
- Godparents need to be 16 years of age or older and have received all sacraments
- Fully initiated Catholic ( Non Catholics are witnesses only)
- You may have 1 or 2 Godparents. If two Godparents are selected, one must be male and the other female..
- Seen as role models of the Catholic faith for they represent the whole church.
- Must attend a pre baptismal class.   (Unless attended a class within the last three years.  Please provide a copy of certificate of completion.)
- If married, must be married in the Catholic Church.

Witnesses:
- You may also have 1 or 2 Christian Witnesses  (baptized non- Catholics) present and listed on the Baptismal certificate. If two Christian Witnesses are chosen, they must have one female and one male.

Parents are to attend both the informational night as well as the pre- baptismal class generally held every other month. Godparents are to attend the pre- baptismal class but are encouraged to attend both.

Baptisms for Children and Adults
 Children over the age of 6 will need to complete our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC).  Please contact Diane Axline at daxline@smtoc.church for requirements and program information.

18 years and older and adults are required to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program of formation culminating in celebration of full initiation into the Catholic Church at the celebration of the Easter Vigil.. Please contact Olivia Obregon for more information at oobregon@smtoc.church