Preparation For The Sacrament of Baptism
Parents seeking baptism for infants or children under the age of seven should follow the steps below and contact the church office to obtain additional information and pre-register for classes. St. Louis Catholic Church offers a three session baptism preparation for parents and Godparents.
Step 1 - Submit a Baptism Application to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also obtain an application in person at the Lifelong Christian Formation office.
Step 2 - Pre-register for baptism classes when you submit your baptism application at the parish office.
Step 3 - Attend all three Sunday classes 9 a.m.–11 a.m. In two-parent families, both parents should attend all classes. Childcare is available upon request for infants – 4 yrs. Godparent(s) need only attend the last session.
Step 4 - Once all classes are completed, return the signed baptism application with the following paperwork to the church office:
- Copy of the official state birth record of child.
- Godparent Covenant Form – to be filled out by godparent (See eligibility requirements).
- Any necessary letters of permission from pastor (if applicable).
The godparents for baptism are chosen by the parents, according to the Code of Canon Laws 873 and 874 that establishes that there is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each.
UPCOMING BAPTISM CLASS DATES
November 5, 12, 19
January 21, 28, February 4
April 8, 15, 22
June 10, 17, 24
If you have questions or want more information, please fill out the form below and someone will be in contact with you within 1 business day. If you need an immediate response, please call 512-454-0384 ext. 220.