Congratulations on the gift of your child! The staff at Saint Michael Parish is here to serve you.
We are so happy that you wish to baptize and raise your child in the Catholic faith. Because God’s gift of new life in baptism is so important to your child and to your family’s Christian life, you should not delay baptism for any reason. We recommend that your baby is baptized within three months of birth, preferably earlier. You can take the required classes even before your baby is born.
To initiate this process, or simply to start a dialogue about baptism, the first step is to fill out a simple form by clicking the “Register for Baptism” button below. Our Baptism Coordinator, Hannah Hach, will then contact you.
Before you leave this page to fill out the form we encourage you to look over the information found here, especially the Q & A section.
At baptism, infants and children up to six years of age are initiated into the Christian community and begin a life-long journey as a committed disciple of Christ. Since the infant or small child cannot make this commitment on their own, the parent who requests baptism for their child states that they wish to transmit the faith in which they believe and live to their child. Parents wishing to have their infant or child baptized are required to complete baptism preparation. This gives parents an opportunity to reflect on their relationship with Christ, the meaning of baptism and have questions answered concerning the sacrament and the ceremony.
For information about preparing for or scheduling a baptism, please fill out the Baptism Information Form below. Either simply submit the electronic version or print and turn the hard copy in to Hannah Hach at the parish office.
Who should receive Baptism preparation?
Many people are unaware that the role of a godparent is not only to be a support of faith in the life of the child but also to be a representative of the community of faith into which the child is being baptized. As such, it follows that the godparent be a fully initiated, active member of the Roman Catholic Church. Full initiation in the life of the Church reflects the very life of the Trinity: Father (Baptism) Son (Eucharist) and Holy Spirit (Confirmation). Therefore, a godparent should have received these three sacraments and be active in the sacramental and evangelical mission of the church. Godparents are asked to certify their eligibility through their parish. If not members of Saint Michael Parish, simply contact your parish office and ask that certification be sent to us.