Baptism

Congratulations!  We share in your happiness at the birth of your child. We welcome the new baby born into our world.  A new life is a joyful and happy event, an event that changes people forever.  A new life gives promise, hope and the expectation that the world will become a better place because of this new life.  We want to help you in every way possible to make these hopes come true.

GUIDELINES FOR THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

You have asked that your child be Baptized into the Catholic faith.  In asking for Baptism you are saying “Yes” to the request of you and your family and promise help and guidance in the formation of this new life as a Christian.

Baptisms are currently celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month after the 12:15pm Mass.

Baptisms at Assumption Church is offered to all registered members of the parish.

Attendance at a pre-Baptism class is required for all first time parents.  These classes are held in January, May and September.  It is a good idea to contact the rectory for class dates during the pregnancy in order to allow adequate time to schedule class before the desired Baptism date.

At least one Godparent must be a practicing Catholic, must be a registered active member of their church. This person must have a “Sponsor’s Certificate” from his/her parish to be presented at the time of Baptism.  The role of the Godparent during the ceremony has changed over the years, but their place in your child’s life is most significant.  They will support you and be a further example of Christian living for your child.

All relatives and friends who attend the Baptismal ceremony are encouraged to participate in this holy Sacrament through their attendance, prayer and song.

The common stipend for Baptism is $50.00.  Check may be made payable to The Church of The Assumption.

Please call the Rectory secretary to schedule the Baptism and register for pre-Baptism classes.

Please provide the following information at the time of request for Baptism.