Baptism

GUIDELINES:

Newborn - 6 years old
A parent or legal guardian and godparent(s) must attend the Baptism preparation class. Instruction materials are provided. 

Ages 7 - 10
The child must also attend special Baptism preparation classes and the parent(s) or legal guardian and godparent(s) must attend a Baptism preparation session in the parish prior to the Baptism ceremony.

Ages 11 - 17
The young person must enroll in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program in the parish.

Age 18 and older
The candidate must enroll in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program in the parish.

Because of the communal nature of Baptism, and all the sacraments, we celebrate Baptism in community on selected Sundays.

Please call Sharon Cooney-Smith, Director of Religious Education at (314) 533-0304 or via email at [email protected] for additional information, to register for a Baptism preparation session.