BAPTISM

For Catholics, the sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.  

Infant Baptism

This sacrament is celebrated for infants to children 6 years of age. Parents must attend a preparation class and Godparents are strongly encouraged to attend this class before seeking this sacrament for their child. All Godparents are required to fill out our Godparent Registration Form. 

Baptism Preparation Dates 2017

To register for a baptism preparation class series, you must RSVP by clicking the button below. If you are not preregistered for a class, you may not be admitted.

Classes meet on Thursday evening from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Room 10 of Domec Hall. Dinner is provided. Participants must attend both class sessions to be adequately prepared for the sacrament of baptism.

In order to make the Baptismal Process run as smoothly as possible,  all parents or God parents must submit all required paperwork provided at Baptismal Preparation Class including your child's Birth certificate no less than 30 days prior to the Baptism Celebration Date. If you attended Baptism Preparation at another parish, you must provide documentation of attendance as well as all required forms 30 days prior to Baptism Date. To schedule your child's Baptism, you must contact Maria Villarreal in the parish office at villarrealm@ssjwoodlands.com

Infant Baptism, in the Catholic tradition, is a Sacrament of Initiation.  This means parents or guardians are introducing their child to a faith community and asking that community to welcome that child.  As a parish community, we want you to prayerfully consider your decision and to learn as much as you can about the awesome responsibility you are considering. Are you ready to make the commitment to actively participate in the faith you are choosing for your child?         

Baptismal Font

Baptism for 7 yrs. through Adult

Children who have not received the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Communion and Confirmation, can beprepared to receive these sacraments through weekly Catechesis (Faith Formation) and special preparation sessions referred to as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), including 'Breaking Open the Word' on Sunday mornings during mass. 

Those Adults seeking Baptism are invited to join us in an 'Inquiry' phase of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), designed to provide you with an opportunity to become more acquainted with our Catholic community, its traditions, beliefs, and the gospel values that guide our lives as Christians.