Congratulations on the newest addition to your family!
If it has been awhile since you have attended Sunday Mass--now is the time. In fact, that is the first thing you should do. Your desire for your child to receive the Sacrament of Baptism just might be the vehicle that God chose to bring you back to His Church. Welcome Home.
Whatever the case is, we look forward to helping you prepare for your child's entrance into God's family, the Church!
We are eager to have your child baptized, but because baptism changes our souls forever (and therefore our whole lives), we take great care to help each family properly prepare. Baptism is not just about the day your child is Baptized, it is also about the responsibility and mission that comes after it.
READ MORE ABOUT THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM HERE
Here are the steps for the prepartion process.
There are two basic aspects:
a). Discussion and Formation
b). Paper work - (you know it's your favorite)! It's not complicated, but please note that this process may take four to six weeks, so we encourage you to start right away (i.e. as soon as you start sharing the news that you are expecting with your family and friends).
Start by reviewing the following documents:
Please also feel free to contact us with any questions you ahve as you go along. We are happy to help!
God bless as you bring new life to His Church!