Baptism can be celebrated at the request of the parents after meeting with the Pastor. Parents are encouraged to make these arrangements as soon as possible after the birth of the child. Much of the preparation can even be completed before the child’s birth.
Each child may have two sponsors (“godparents”), a man and a woman, who are practicing Catholics. Along with one Catholic godparent, a child may have a “Christian witness” (a person baptized in a non-Catholic denomination).
Catholics who are not registered members of our parish must obtain a letter of eligibility from the parish in which they are registered. They must be fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion) and must be living in a manner which befits the dignity of the office of godparent. If they are married, they must be in a canonical marriage.
For more information or to register for your children’s baptism, please contact the Rectory at (215) 222-5819.