Baptism

Schedule a Baptism

We are very happy to assist you and your children in receiving this amazing and life-changing sacrament.   The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, and we are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.

Baptism are held at 2:00 pm in the Church on the first and third Sunday of each month.   To register your child for a baptism, please complete the application form and return to the parish office.  A member of our staff will contact you upon receiving your submission.

Please note, you must be a registered parishioner to schedule a baptism at Nativity.

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Baptism Preparation

Parents must attend a Baptism Preparation class prior to having their first child baptized.  We also welcome Godparents to the class!

The Baptismal preparation class held is on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the school building.  Please contact us to register for class.

Class Registration

Godparents

A godparent plays a pivotal role in a child’s life.   Only one godparent is required.  If you would like to have two godparents, one must be male and the other must be female.  Parents of the child being baptized cannot be the child’s godparents.  Grandparents or other family members may serve in this role.  A baptized, practicing Christian may not be a godparent, but may participate as a Christian witness.  A Catholic who is not practicing his or her faith cannot participate as a Christian witness or godparent.  The godparent does not have to be present at the baptism.  A proxy may stand in his or her place.

Godparent Requirements:
– Must be at least 16 years old
– A practicing Catholic who has received First Communion and Confirmation
– Currently practicing the faith and, if married, must be recognized by the Catholic Church
– Obtain a letter from their home parish stating they are able to serve in this role

At least two weeks before the date of the baptism, sponsors must submit a letter of eligibility from his or her parish indicating that he or she meets the above requirements.  Parishioners of Nativity should contact the parish office for this letter.

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