We are happy to welcome new members to our Catholic faith community. Infant Baptisms are usually celebrated on the third Sunday of the month. Requesting the Sacrament of Baptism for a child involves a serious obligation and faith commitment on the part of the Parents and Godparents. We encourage parents to begin this process prior to the birth of their child. To schedule your baptismal preparation appointment, please call Maily Rychcik at 772-287-2727, ext. 106.
Parents must be registered and active members of the Parish for three months before beginning the baptismal preparation process. An “active member” is properly registered on the parish rolls, faithfully attends Mass on Sundays and Holy Day, participates in parish activities/ministries when possible, and uses the parish envelope system for donations.
Parents and Godparents must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class. Our Baptismal Preparation Class is held the first Sunday of each month at 10:15 am in the Pastoral Office Conference Room. Please call 772-287-2727, ext. 106 to RSVP for the class.
At least one Godparent must be an active, registered parishioner, at least 16 years of age and Baptized and Confirmed in the Catholic Faith. They can be married or single. However, if they are married, they must be married in the Catholic Church. A Godparent Eligibility Form will be provided for Godparents to fill out, have signed by their Pastor, and return before the baptism.
Baptisms will not be scheduled until parents and Godparents have taken the Baptismal Preparation Class and all paperwork has been turned in to the Parish Office, including the baptismal preparation form, copy of the child’s birth certificate, Godparent Eligibility Form (if applicable) and letter of permission from parents’ church of registration (if applicable). Completed paperwork should be turned in at least 3 weeks before the requested baptism date.
Here are two informative videos to help you prepare for your child's baptism:
Sacraments 101 - Baptism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05YB2jdHLsY
Sophia Institute for Teachers - Sketchpads - Baptism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv5GyWJaQ-Q