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Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Baptism

REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT HOLY ROSARY CHURCH


These requirements are effective January 21, 2012

  1. Parent(s) of the child to be baptized must be registered and practicing members of the parish (evidenced by regular use of parishioner offering envelopes) for at least 3 months.
  2. If they are not parishioners of Holy Rosary and have a valid reason why they wish to have their child baptized at Holy Rosary (family ties, Polish heritage etc.), they must secure a letter from the pastor of the parish they belong to that verifies their active practice of the faith and his permission to allow the baptism at Holy Rosary Parish.
  3. If they do not belong to any parish, they should be encouraged to register at one, based the geographical area of where they live.
  4. If requirements are met, they may schedule an appointment by phone with the parish priest.  If this is their first child to be baptized, they will need to attend a preparation session (a video viewing and discussion of the Sacrament of Baptism).
  5. The Sacrament of Baptism can be celebrated during or outside of Sunday or Saturday Mass at a time that is convenient to the priest and family.
  6. At least one of the Godparent sponsors must be an active, practicing Catholic, evidenced by a letter from his or her parish priest.  It is allowable for one Godparent to be a baptized Christian of another denomination if no other Catholic relative or friend is available.
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