Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion

Baptism Font and stained glass

Baptism – Contact Deb Kralicek

     First time parents are required to attend a Baptism preparation session , prior to the baptism.  The date of Baptism will be scheduled after that.  There will be no Baptisms during Lent.

          Designation of Sponsor/Godparent for Baptism

The sponsor is a significant sign of the community’s importance at the time of baptism and beyond. For both children and adults, this sponsor (familiarly called a godparent) is chosen as the embodiment of what faithful Christians are to be:  mature Christian men and women who will help the candidates in their journey of faith as trusted friends and companions.

            — Only one sponsor is required for baptism; two are permitted (in which case, there would normally be one man, one woman).

            — The sponsor should be a practicing member of the Catholic Church who has received all three sacraments of initiation:  Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

            — He or she should be at least 16 years of age and mature enough to undertake the responsibility of fostering faith in the newly baptized.

            — As long as there is one Roman Catholic sponsor, a baptized member of another Christian community may participate as a Christian witness, who has a role in the church ceremony and in the child’s life, as does the Roman Catholic sponsor.

            — A person who has not been baptized, for example someone who is Jewish or Muslim, may not act as a sponsor because he or she is unable to profess faith in Christ or renew baptismal vows.

 

First Holy Communion and Reconciliation

Classes are 2 times a month from 9:10-10:20 a.m.  beginning in late September – May

This is a family program for children in 2nd and 3rd grade.  A parent (s) is required to attend the sessions.