Sacred Heart Church Baptism Requirements
STEP 1: Parents & Godparents Attend Second Sunday Meeting with Father Eric
•Second Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM in the rectory (you may park in the lot behind the rectory on Market Street).
•At this meeting we can set up the date and time of the Baptism.
•Each godparent should bring a copy of his/her Catholic Confirmation certificate and Catholic Church Marriage certificate (if he/she is married) to the meeting. You can contact the parishes where these sacraments occurred and request copies.
•Please see “CHOOSING GODPARENTS” below for godparent requirements.
STEP 2: Attend Last Thursday Baptism Conference with Sister Barbara and Parents & Godparents
•Last Thursday of the month.
•7:30 PM in the Rectory (you may park on Castleton Avenue in front of the rectory or in the church parking lot).
STEP 3: Baptism Ceremony
We baptize the children, one family at a time, at a date and time convenient for both priest and family. The date [and time] is settled at the meeting with Father Eric (STEP 1).
The maximum number of godparents is two. (One Female and One Male). One godparent is sufficient. (Male or Female).
Each Godparent must:
•be prepared to assist the person being baptized and his/her parents through his/her support, example, encouragement and prayer.
•be at least 16 years of age.
•have received the Catholic Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
•attend Catholic Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
•if married, be married in the Catholic Church.
•if single, be not cohabitating with a significant other.
CONFESSION FOR GODPARENTS & PARENTS WITH A CATHOLIC PRIEST BEFORE THE CEREMONY:
This is OPTIONAL but very much recommended. We say it is “optional” because no one can be forced to repent of their sins and to accept God’s love and mercy and grace.
BAPTISM CONFERENCES AT SACRED HEART
Last Thursday of the Month
January 27, 2022
February 24, 2022
March 31, 2022
April 28, 2022
May 26, 2022
June 30, 2022
July 28, 2022
August 25, 2022
September 29, 2022
October 27, 2022
December 1, 2022
December 29, 2022
Saturdays from 4-4:45 pm and any time upon request
Couples should come to the rectory at least 6 months before their wedding in order to begin the process for Matrimony in the Church.
Anytime, please contact one of the priests at 442-0058.