Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms at the Parish of St Bernadette

What happens in Baptism?

In Baptism we become members of the Body of Christ, sisters and brothers of our Redeemer, and children of God.  We are freed from sin, snatched from death, and destined from then on for a life in the joy of the redeemed.  [cat. of the catholic church 1262-1274, 1279-1280]

Being  baptized means that my personal life story is submerged in the stream of God’s love “Our life”, says Pope Benedict XVI, “now belongs to Christ, and no longer to ourselves…,  At his side and, indeed, drawn  up in his love, we are freed from fear.  He enfolds us and carries us wherever we may go– he who is Life itself” (April 7, 2007)

Why do you wish to have your child baptized ?

To have a child baptized, parents publicly promise to raise their child in the Catholic faith. How will you fulfill that oath? How will you ensure that this child learns to be a disciple of Jesus?

Requirements for baptism

-New Parents must attend a baptism preparation meeting along with the godparents of your child prior to setting a baptism date.

-One godparent must be baptized, confirmed, and a practicing Catholic over 16 years or older. If the second godparent is not catholic they must be baptized Christian.

-Those who belong to another parish but wish to have their child baptized at the Parish of St Bernadette because of some intimate connection (ie: grandparents are registered members of our parish) must supply a letter of permission from their home parish pastor.

Baptism Application Form

Please fill form to receive information on baptism preparation.