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Baptism

Sacraments

The day of Baptism is a day for the whole family to celebrate! For your child, Baptism is the day in which she/he is reborn in Christ Our Savior. For the parents, godparents, and family, it is a day of great happiness for their child is to receive the faith, which has been handed down from their family members. For the Christian community, it is a day of promise, welcome, and hope as a new member of the Church received the faith and we reaffirm our Christian heritage. Baptism is the first step in initiation into the sacramental life of faith.

In order to have your child baptized at St. Didacus, parents must fulfill the following requirements:

Registration: Parents must be registered parishioners of St. Didacus for at least 3 months. If you live outside the Parish boundaries you must be practicing your faith and be registered here for at least at least 6 months prior to the date of baptism.

Interview: An interview with the pastor or deacon is required before being admitted to the Baptism seminar.

Seminar: Parents and sponsors (godparents) of the child to be baptized are required to attend the baptismal seminar before scheduling the Baptism date. The seminar will provide parents and sponsors the opportunity to renew and share their faith with others as well as review the Church's teaching regarding Baptism.

Sponsors: A Sponsor (Godparent) must (a) be at least 16-years-old, (b) received the sacraments of Communion and Confirmation, and (c) must be of good moral character, living a life of faith. One sponsor, male or female, is sufficient, but there may be two, one of each sex (Ref. Canon Law #873-874, "Sponsors"). If from another parish, the individual will need to provide a letter from her/his parish stating that the sponsor is in good standing at that parish. If married, they must be married in the church.


Baptism Classes

  • For more information on registering, please contact the Parish Office.
  • You must register before attending the class. Contact the parish Office to register.


Upcoming Baptism Dates

  • October: Saturday, October 7, 2017 following the 5:00pm Mass
  • November: Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:00am
  • December: Saturday, December 2, 2107 following the 5:00pm Mass

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