“You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so, you are accepting the responsibility of training this child in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring this child up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor. Do you clearly understand this?”
As you prepare for this very special day, you will be asked to meet certain requirements. These requirements are outlined below.
3. Baptism Preparation Class: If you are having your first child baptized, or if this child will be your first child baptized at Holy Family, you are required to attend a baptism preparation class.
Classes are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Other arrangements may be made in the case of an emergency or very special circumstances.
Due to holiday schedules or special events, the date of the baptism preparation class and/or baptism ceremony may change. Please call ahead to verify the schedule.
Therefore, at least one Godparent must be Catholic who participates in the sacraments and is registered and active at a Catholic Church. The other may be a practicing Catholic or a baptized Christian.
In addition, the Catholic Godparent must:
Be 16 years of age or older
Be a fully initiated Catholic ( through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)
Attend a baptism preparation class at Holy Family or their home parish
Return a Godparent form signed by their pastor ( if they are not members of Holy Family)
A child may have one or two Godparents; If two, Godparents must be one male and one female