Infant Baptism – Is your child under the age of 6? Are you still pregnant? Do you have more than one child to baptize? Do you know who you will choose as your child’s Godparents? Please contact us with all of your questions. The secretaries will schedule an appointment with Father John when you contact the parish. Please bring your child’s birth certificate copy to this meeting. Please go to the website, print the registration form, fill it out, attached the baby’s Birth Certificate and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Fr. John will book an appointment to see you.
Older Child Baptism – Is your child over the age of 6? This is the perfect opportunity to begin your child’s faith journey so can they revive their sacraments. It’s wonderful time spent learning about the love Jesus has for us. Parents and children are invited to attend. To register please go to website, print the registration form, fill it out, attached the candidates Birth Certificate and send it to email@example.com Fr. John will book an appointment to see you
(excerpts taken from the English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America copyright © 1994, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.—Libreria Editrice Vaticana. http://www.usccb.org/catechism)
1261 – As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus’ tenderness toward children which caused him to say: “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,” allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church’s call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism.
1282 –Since the earliest times, Baptism has been administered to children, for it is a grace and a gift of God that does not presuppose any human merit; children are baptized in the faith of the Church. Entry into Christian life gives access to true freedom.