"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).
In the waters of Baptism, a person is reborn to eternal life in Jesus Christ. In this Sacrament, the new Christian puts away the old life of sin and death and receives the gift of Faith, which promises life eternal. Many of us are Baptized as little children, receiving this great gift of Faith from our parents and the Church community. If you wish to share this wonderful Sacrament with your child, the Church supports you in this important task, and we welcome you to join us for preparation for Baptism.
For parents looking to have their children Baptized
1. Contact the Parish Office to schedule a date for the Baptism.
2. Fill out the Baptism Prep Program Information Form (found below)
3. Sign up for a Baptism Preparation meeting at the home of the Sacramental Prep Team.
The Baptism Preparation Program we will use is called Belonging. To see a preview of the program, please watch the video below.
Baptism Prep Classes are available either:
The first and third Monday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm
The second Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Please contact the parish office as soon as possible to reserve your spot in the class as they can fill up quickly.
4. Select Godparents (sponsors) for your child.
Godparents are to be confirmed in the Catholic faith, practicing their faith, and be sixteen years old or older. At least one godparent is required. Godparents assist the parents in teaching the child our faith. A non-Catholic Christian can serve as a Christian witness.
Please click on the button below to download the Certificate of Eligibility. Please have one of your Godparents fill this form out so that you can bring it to Baptismal Prep. (If you have only one Catholic Godparent, please have them fill this form out with their Pastor).
4. Come and celebrate the Sacrament!
Baptisms are regularly celebrated at any of the Masses at Our Lady of Hope or St. Luke, one family per Mass.
Baptisms may also be scheduled for the first Sunday of the month:
1:00 pm at Our Lady of Hope
11:30 am at St. Luke.
These Baptismal celebrations may include more than one child at a time.