Baptism

zbaptismalfontThe sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month after the 11:30 AM Mass in the church. Please contact Fr. Scott Carpentier at 831-3503 to register and for more information.

When choosing a godparent for your child consider that godparents represent the faith of the Church into which the child is to be baptized and are accepting the responsibility of helping the child to grow-in and practice the faith.  As such, Canon Law requires that the godparent be a practicing Catholic in good standing. This means the individual must be at least sixteen years old, have been Baptized, Confirmed, and have received his or her First Communion.  Additionally, if they are married, they must be validly married within the Catholic Church; if they are single, not cohabitating.  The Church requires at least one godparent for each child presented for baptism.  In the cases where there are two godparents, one must be male and one female. A baptized non-Catholic Christian may not serve as godparent but may serve as a Christian witness.  Non-baptized individuals may not officially act as a godparent or Christian witness to a baptism in the Catholic faith.

Please note: Godparents must provide a sponsor certificate from their own parish at least one week before the baptism.