Baptism

Baptism Registration

We are thrilled to assist you and your children in receiving this amazing and life-changing sacrament.

Baptisms for infants usually take place every Sunday at 2:15pm in the church. Please use the form below to register your child for baptism. A member of the parish staff will contact you upon receiving your submission.

Please note, you must be a registered parishioner to schedule a baptism at St. Mary’s.

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Baptism Preparation Class

The baptism preparation class is offered every first Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the Lyceum at 313 Duke St. Please contact the office to register.

Class registration

Godparents

A godparent plays a pivotal role a child’s life. As such, a godparent must be at least 16 years of age, a practicing Catholic who has received Confirmation and First Communion, and, if married, be married within the Catholic Church. The godparent does not have to be present at the baptism.  A proxy may stand in his or her place.

Parents of the child being baptized cannot be the child’s godparents.  Grandparents or other family members may serve in this role. A baptized, practicing Christian may not be a sponsor.  That person may participate as a Christian witness but does not replace the sponsor.  A Catholic who is not practicing his or her faith cannot participate as a Christian witness or sponsor. 

Only one godparent is required.  If you would like to have two godparents, one must be male and the other must be female (i.e. there cannot be two males or two females).

At least two weeks before the date of the baptism, sponsors must submit a letter of eligibility from his or her parish indicating that he or she meets the above requirements. Parishioners of St. Mary should contact the parish office for this letter.

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Adult Baptisms

If your child has reached the use of reason (usually around 6 or 7) and is under the age of 18, please contact the Director of Religious Education below. Additionally, if you are an adult seeking baptism, please contact our Director of Religious Education.

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