Baptism

"Baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ: 'Therefore . . . we are members one of another.'(Eph 4:25) Baptism incorporates us into the Church. From the baptismal fonts is born the one People of God of the New Covenant, which transcends all the natural or human limits of nations, cultures, races, and sexes: 'For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.'(1 Cor 12:13)" ~Catechism of the Catholic Church - 1267

It has been the tradition of the Church to celebrate Baptisms on Sunday. Baptism is the first of the Initiation Sacraments of the Church and has the most symbols associated with it (name, cross, white garment, candle, chrism, water, Litany of the Saints, Word of God, Creed, etc.). The Church has encouraged us to celebrate the sacrament with a community rather than celebrate it privately. Thus we schedule Baptisms on the weekend after Mass.

To schedule a Baptism,  please complete the registration form below. 

Godparent(s) Requirements:

Must have at least one practicing Catholic - male or female. No more than two godparents - one male, one female.

Non-Catholic participant/mentor that is part of the baptismal ceremony will be noted as a witness in the baptismal records.

Baptism Schedule:

Baptisms will not be performed on or during:

  • Advent
  • Lent 
  • Easter Sunday
  • Pentecost
  • Divine Mercy Sunday

2021 Baptism Dates:

Dates are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  If a date is no longer listed in the registration form that means it is full.

  • June 27, 2021
  • July 11, 2021
  • July 25, 2021
  • Aug. 15, 2021
  • Aug. 22, 2021
  • Sept. 19, 2021
  • Oct. 3, 2021
  • Oct. 31, 2021
  • Nov. 21, 2021

If there any specific dates or times needed to be scheduled due to adverse circumstances, please contact the parish office to make a formal request.

Baptism Preparation Gathering:

We invite parents who intent to Baptize their child at Holy Name of Jesus to attend a Baptism preparation gathering prior to the Baptism.  At the gathering you will hear about the meaning behind the sacrament of Baptism, learn about the Rite of Baptism, and have your questions answered. If you have attended a preparation gathering or class in the last 5 years at Holy Name or another Catholic parish, you do not need to attend.

Baptism preparation gatherings are held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus (in the Fireside Room).  Registration is availiable on the Baptism Registration Form or feel free to contact the pairsh office to sign-up. 

Who needs to attend?

We invite both parents to attend this class, but let us know if this is not possible for your family.  Please feel free to bring your child with you. Our deacon and priests love to meet and greet the new little ones!

Upcoming Baptism Preparation Gatherings

  • June 15, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • Aug. 17, 2021
  • Sept. 21, 2021
  • Oct. 19, 2021
  • Nov. 16, 2021

To learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism check out our Baptism Information Guide. In this guide you will find a Baptism checklist, answers to frequently asked questions and more. 

Baptism Registration