Baptisms (of infants and children 6 and younger) are scheduled on
most Sundays following the 12:15 Mass. To help prepare for this important
sacrament, please contact Deacon A.J. Misiti at 303-867-9163 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Deacon A.J. will walk you through the process
in a brief telephone conversation, and then e-mail you all the forms and
information you need.
During this class you will
- Learn more about what this awesome sacrament entails.
- Get familiarized with the baptismal rite and your responsibilities.
- Ask any questions you may have concerning the baptismal process.
A word about Godparents
Godparents hold a very special, and as it were, an official office in the church. As such, Canon Law governs who can act as godparents by declaring certain pre-requisites or criteria that Godparents must meet in order to be Godparents.
These requirements are:
- They can be neither the natural mother nor father of the one being baptized.
- They have to be at least 16 years of age (this is the ONE requirement that can be waived if granted permission from the Archbishop).
- They have to be fully initiated into the Catholic Faith which means they have to be baptized, received First Communion and be Confirmed in the Catholic faith.
- If the person is married, they need to be married in the Catholic faith, which means a Catholic priest or deacon witnessed the marriage and marriage was conducted within a physical Catholic church building (unless a formal dispensation was granted by the Church to do otherwise).
- If the person is single, they need to be living a chaste life according to their state in life and in accord with the scriptures, which means, for example, that they are not engaged in any type of sexual relationship outside the sacrament of marriage.
- They cannot be laboring under any type of canonical penalty imposed or declared.
They must be able to declare and profess that they hold as true all that the Holy Catholic Church holds and teaches to be true.
- They need to have been properly instructed in the role of a Godparent and promise to fulfill that role, which occurs during Baptism Sacramental Training.
- A child needs to have one Godparent and may have two. If there are two Godparents, one needs to be male and the other female.