Sacrament of Baptism for Infants (up to 6 years)
“Let the little children come to me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
(210) 494-1606, ext. 333
STEPS TO TAKE
Baptism Preparation Sheet
Information Sheet Download PDF (fillable form)
A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be submitted prior to the baptism.
An interview with both parents must be scheduled with the baptism coordinator. Parents and godparents are to attend a monthly baptism class. This preparation is for any parent whose child will be baptized and for the godparents of that child. This two hour session from 10:00 am-12:00 pm is a time to explore how Baptism is a commitment to God and God’s Church, as well as concretely looking at their roles and responsibilities in raising the child in the Catholic faith. The spiritual hopes and dreams of the parents for the child are identified, the significance of the baptismal promises and symbols are discussed, and the meaning of original sin, the communion of saints and how the child becomes priest, prophet and king are reflected upon. A short rehearsal is a part of the session.