BAPTISM


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.

Baptism is a Community Celebration where we the faith community of St Therese welcome new members.  Below is our schedule for “Community” baptisms for 2022.  “Community” baptisms occur after the 11am mass (Approximately 12:15PM) and are limited to approximately six (6) families.  We will be Livestreaming the celebrations for family and friends that cannot attend in person.  However, if there is a special need, we can schedule a “Domestic Church” baptism (aka private baptism) in St Anne’s Chapel on a Saturday or we can accommodate a different day that works for your family.  The Chapel has Zoom capability so we can share the liturgy with family and friends (including godparents) who 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. Below is our schedule for baptismal classes for 2022.  The baptism classes are held via Zoom at 7:30pm.  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.

2022 Baptism Schedule

Baptism Class

7:30pm Via Zoom

Community Baptism

After 11am Mass (approx. 12:15pm)

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

 


 

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.”

-Isaiah 51:16

 


 

Please complete the Baptismal registration form below and click submit.  Your form is not submitted unless you are taken to the confirmation page.

Child's Information


Parent Information



Contact Information


God Parent's Information


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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