Congratulations on the birth of your child!
And congratulations on taking the first steps to sharing the beauty of our Catholic faith with your child. Through baptism your child is welcomed into our parish community and we commit to supporting you and your child on your faith journey. Another important support to help you share your faith with your child is choosing your child’s godparents. The role of godparents is not simply honorary but they should assist you in sharing the Catholic faith with your child. Naturally one cannot share what one does not have. Therefore, the godparent must be an active Catholic over 16 years of age who has received Confirmation and regularly participates in Sunday Mass. Your godparents should contact their parish to secure a letter stating that they are eligible to serve as godparents.
The Sacrament of Baptism for Infants and Children (age 7 and younger) is typically celebrated the first three weekends of each month, both during and directly following our weekend Masses. Upon the completion of our Baptismal Preparation Class, parents can choose from any of the available dates on our calendar for the Baptism. Please see below the schedule for our upcoming required class and sign-up for the most convenience day/time for your family.
Baptism Preparation Classes:
If this is the Baptism of your first child, both mother and father are to attend this class. Please be aware that this class is for parents only, so we ask that you make every effort possible to leave your little ones at home that day, in order to help you focus and be fully present during this important time of formation for you as parents. We also invite local Godparents to attend this class, if they are able.
Where: Padre Pio’s Place. Stand-alone building behind the Church.
When: Tuesday classes: 7-9pm, Saturday classes: 9-11am
There is no fee for the Baptism class.
Please contact Mary Ann Fox at 407-869-9472 or via email for more information regarding the Sacrament of Baptism for Infants and Children.
Our Upcoming Classes:
Baptism Class July 18 2017