Adults or Children Seven Years or Older
The normal process is the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). For information contact Flora Giacci at 239-7100, ext. 13.

Infants
Three months before the due date of the child's birth or the Baptism, parents need to attend the parish Baptism preparation program. Parents are to register in person. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (Office is closed daily 12:30pm-1:30pm for lunch).

After attending the parish baptismal preparation program, the date can be set. Since only four baptisms are done a week. parents need to call the office before planning parties, etc. Contact the parish office at 239-7100, ext. 10.


Godparent and Sponsor Information
A person who is 16 years old, baptized and confirmed and who is a practicing Catholic may be a Godparent, also called a sponsor. One is required: two are permitted, provided one is male and the other female. A baptized Protestant who is practicing the faith of Jesus and who is at least 16 years old may be one of the two Godparents (and is called a Christian Witness) but is not considered a sponsor.

A proxy is a person delegated by the godparent to stand in his or her place if he or she is unable to be present at the Baptism. The proxy must fulfill the same requirements as a godparent.


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