“The church has always understood these words to mean that children should not be deprived of baptism, because they are baptized in the faith of the Church, a faith proclaimed for them by their parents and godparents, who represent both the local Church and the whole society of saints and believers.” #2, Rite of Baptism For Children
Baptism Preparation classes are offered monthly. Generally held on the second and third Sunday of each month, the preparation sessions offer parents and godparent(s) the opportunity to revisit the teachings of the Church on the Sacred Mysteries in general, Baptism, in particular and receive guides to Christian parenting.
Parents may contact the Youth Formation office at any point during pregnancy or after to register for baptismal preparation. Godparents are also required to attend baptismal preparation sessions either with the parents or in their home parish. If preparation classes are taken elsewhere a certificate or letter of completion must be presented. After the successful completion of both sessions the date for the celebration of Baptism may be scheduled.