Congratulations! You may be awaiting the birth of your child, have a newborn, or have a child who is several months old. No matter the stage of parenting you are currently in, you have been entrusted with a great gift from God. In your role as parent, you will serve as the first and most influential teacher of your child's faith (among other things). We look forward to helping you in this role through the Sacrament of Baptism.
Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member in the Catholic Church. The waters of baptism symbolize life and death, washing and cleansing, and the mystery of new life out of death. At the baptism of a child (or any person), we celebrate and reflect on God's unconditional love and welcome him or her into our faith.
When are they held?
At St. Kieran, we offer baptisms, once a month on Sunday which begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Church. Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. There may be several baptisms on any given date, so please be on time!
At least one parent must be Catholic.
Godparent(s) must be at least 16 years old, a confirmed Catholic, practicing their faith, and be willing to accept the responsibility of supporting their godchild in faith.
If you have only one Godparent, then that person can be either male or female. If you have two Godparents, then one must be male and the other female.
Both parents must attend baptism preparation class, which we offer here at St. Kieran.
Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements