The Sacrament of Baptism is a sacrament of Initiation, the first step for Catholics in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. As of 6/18/21, the Bishop has re-opened the baptismal fonts. Ours is currently under repair but we anticipate it being available for baptisms starting in August.
When the baptism font re-opens, we will be scheduling community baptisms on the 3rd Sunday of the month after the 11am mass. Until then, we are scheduling “Domestic Church” baptism (aka private baptisms) in St Anne’s Chapel. We are scheduling the “Domestic Church” baptisms at 10:00am, 12:00pm or 2:00pm on Saturdays, but we can accommodate a different day if that works for you family. The Chapel has Zoom capability so we can share the liturgy with family and friends (including godparents) that cannot attend in person.
Parents are required to register as parishioners and become active and participating members of our community at least three months BEFORE requesting baptism. If this is the first child, both parents are required to attend the Baptismal Class, as well as parents who have not attended a baptism class in the last two years. Baptismal classes are held on the first Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Click Here to reach out to Deacon John to register for the class. Godparents are strongly encouraged to attend a class either at St. Thèrése or at their own parish.
Required before Baptism:
1. Completion of the Baptismal Registration Form below
2. A copy of the child’s Birth Certificate or Hospital Letter (You can send it HERE)
3. A Parish Registration form if you aren't a parishioner. (register HERE)
4. Sacramental fee of $50 (suggested)
5. Stipend – a suggested stipend to Clergy of $100
(to be given directly to Clergy).
A Baptismal Candle and white stole will be provided by the Parish.
Plan carefully with adequate time for all the steps.
“I have held thee in the palm of my hand.”
Please complete the Baptismal registration form below and click submit. Your form is not submitted unless you are taken to the confirmation page.