Baptism

Baptism is the first step of initiation into the Church, the Kingdom of God on earth.  We welcome all non-baptized persons to seriously consider this initiation Rite into the Faith of the Church.  

  • Unbaptized adults over 18 need to complete the RCIA formation classes before receiving Baptism.
  • For infants, it is required that there be a reasonable hope that the parents or parent will bring the child up in the Catholic faith.
  • A candidate for Baptism must have at least one sponsor or godparent.
  • The godparent/sponsor cannot be the mother or father of the one to be baptized.
  • The godparent/sponsor must be at least 16, be a practicing Catholic who has been confirmed, and has received the Eucharist.
  • There can be two godparents, one man and one woman.
  • Non-Catholics cannot be godparents, but can be admitted as a witness to the Baptism.

 

Please refer to the following links:

Sacraments 101: Baptism

Sophia SketchPad: Baptism

 

If you or a family member would like to be baptized, please call the parish office at (269) 857-7951 or email Marianne.  

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