Baptism for Infants and Children

The Catholic Church has always taught and respected the understanding that parents are the primary educators in the faith of their children. Our Baptismal preparation is designed to assist you, parents and godparents, in raising these children in the faith.

Please allow ample time to complete this planning. Expectant mothers are encouraged to contact the office before their baby is born.

Guidelines:

  • Parents wishing to baptize their child must be registered active members of St. Peter Chanel parish for 3 months prior to the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.
  • A Baptismal Preparation Class must have been attended at St. Peter Chanel or another Catholic parish within the last 3 years. (This class is usually offered monthly, on the second Sunday of the month at 10:45 a.m.)
  • Please print out and complete the Baptism Registration Form. We need the completed form in order to register you for the class and to confirm a Baptism date.
  • Complete a Godparent/Sponsor form. One of the Godparents/Sponsors must be an active practicing Catholic.

We understand that every family is unique and that there are often special circumstances. Should you wish to discuss your child's baptismal celebration, please feel free to contact us. To register for a class, or for any other questions relating to the celebration of this important sacrament for your child, please contact Cindy Czajkoski at [email protected]

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