Infant Baptisms take place at 12:15 every Sunday throughout the year.
Parents seeking Baptism for their child attend one preparation session. This session provides opportunity for parents to reflect on their faith and the sacrament of Baptism. Preparation sessions are with our Pastor and take place on the 1st Saturday of the month at 9:30 am.
Please call Laura at the Parish Center (contact information below) to reserve a date for both the Baptism and the Preparation at least four to six weeks prior to the expected Baptism date. Baptism date will not be issued until your preparation session and all forms have been completed.
Click here to register for the Parish
Click here for the Godparent/Sponsor Eligibility Form
Click here to request a Sponsor Certificate from our Parish (you will need this certificate if you would like to be a Sponsor or Godparent and received your own Sacraments here at SSPP)
What are the requirements to be a godparent?
A godparent should be a confirmed, Catholic Christian who is at least 16 years of age, and who faithfully practices and believes in the Catholic faith as a participating member of a Parish community.
How many godparents should there be?
Church law only requires you to have one godparent; however, it has been tradition to have two.
Can the same godparents have responsibility for more than one child in the same family?
Yes, as long as they take seriously their responsibility and intention to help the children grow in faith.
What gender should a godparent be?
If you choose only one godparent, you are free to choose a male or a female. If you wish to have 2 godparents, there must be one male and one female.
Can a non-Catholic serve as a godparent?
A baptized, non-Catholic may serve as an "official witness" to the baptism, only if there is a proper Catholic sponsor who fully meets all the requirements of a godparent. the non-Catholic who is selected as a witness should be an active, participating member of his/her church community. During the baptism, a non-Catholic witness may perform all the parts of the ceremony that a godparent does. His or her name will be entered into the Sacrament Record Book as an "official witness", together with the name of the godparent.
What is the difference between a godparent and a witness?
Canon (Church) Law describes a witness as "A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community". A godparent is a confirmed, practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Can someone serve as godparent by proxy (stand-in) if the godparent is unable to participate in the baptism ceremony?
If a godparent cannot attend the baptism ceremony, a proxy can stand in the place of the missing godparent. the name of that person will be entered as "proxy" in the Sacramental Record Book, along with the name of the missing godparent.
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Mon - Fri 6:30am, 8:00am
Sat 8:00am, 4:30pm
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