BAPTISM


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  2024.  “Community” baptisms occur after the 11am mass (Approximately 12:15PM) and are limited to approximately six (6) families.  However, if there is a special need, we can schedule a “Domestic Church” baptism (aka private baptism) in St Anne’s Chapel on the Saturday before the community baptisms at 10am, 11:30am or 1pm, 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 2024.  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.

Baptism Class
7:30pm Via Zoom
Community Baptisms
After 11am Mass (Approx. 12:15pm)
Sunday, 26 May 2024 Sunday, 23 June 2024
Sunday, 7 July 2024 Sunday, 28 July 2024
Sunday, 4 August 2024 Sunday, 18 August 2024
Sunday, 1 September 2024 Sunday, 15 September 2024
Sunday, 13 October 2024 Sunday, 20 October 2024
Sunday, 3 November 2024 Sunday, 24 November 2024
Sunday, 1 December 2024 Sunday, 22 December 2024
Sunday, 5 January 2025 Sunday, 19 January 2025
Sunday, 4 February 2025 Sunday, 16 February 2025

GODPARENT (SPONSOR) REQUIREMENTS

•  Must be at least 16 years old
•  Fully initiated in the Catholic Faith; i.e. recieved the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist 
•  Practicing Catholic who lives a life of faith in harmony with the church
•  If married, be in a valid Catholic Marriage; if single, not cohabitating
•  Parents are prohibited from being Godparents
•  Godparents do not have to be physically present at the baptism, they can be represented by proxy
•  If two Godparents, one male and one female
•  A non-Catholic Christian (baptized in another Christian faith tradition) can be a "Christian Witness"

REQUIRED BEFORE BAPTISM

1.  Completion of the Baptismal Registration Form below
2.  A copy (high quality scan or picture) of the child’s Birth Certificate or Hospital Letter 
3.  A Parish Registration form if you aren't a parishioner. (register HERE)
4.  Sacramental fee of $50 (suggested - can be given on line)
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.

Note: 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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