Infant Baptism (under the age of 7): Congratulations! Whether you currently experiencing the joy of pregnancy or have recently given birth we, at St. Mary's, would love to assist you in the baptism of your little child. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in English on the second and fourth Sunday's of the month immediately after the noon Mass. Prior to baptism, parents are asked to register at the parish and attend a baptismal preparation class if this is the first child you will have baptized at St. Mary. You can register for the baptism itself online or by stopping by the parish office. At least one of the godparents must be a Catholic in good standing. To the left is the sponsor affidavit that needs to be signed by the godparent's church. There is a sacramental fee of $25 which can be given at the time of baptism.
Baptism for those in grade school and high school: If your grade school (second grade or older) or high school aged child would like to be baptized, we are happy to help. Preparation for these youth are done through our Religious Education Department. These youth will be enrolled in a "Special Sacraments" class for at least a year prior to receiving First Communion. They would receive the sacrament of Baptism on or before First Communion Mass. And if they are in high school, they will also receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. At least one of the godparents must be a Catholic in good standing. To the left is the sponsor affidavit that needs to be signed by the godparent's church.
Adult Baptism: Jesus' final words to His apostles, before He ascended into Heaven, was to "go out to all the world and baptize in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit..."
Therefore, here at St. Mary's, we would like to assist all adults by becoming baptized, receiving Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation. Most adults wishing to receive these Sacraments will go through a program called R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic Faith and way of life. The RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church.