Baptism for Infants & Children age 6 and younger
“Since the earliest of times baptism has been administered to children, for it is a grace and a gift of God that does not presuppose any human merit; children are baptized into the faith of the Church. Entry into Christian life gives access to true freedom.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church #1282
Infant Baptism is a wonderful gift that God, through the Church, gives to parents and families. Baptism is important, the most important Christian sacrament, which opens the door to the other sacraments and to a lifetime of belonging to Christ and to the Church.
Lived faithfully and supported by parents, Baptism makes us a part of a family, a parish, and a community of faith. Our lives are influenced by sharing our celebrations with like-minded Christians who worship with us, helping to bring us to God and eternal life.
Please know that St. Patrick’s requires that at least one parent attend a parish baptism preparation class. (Classes are arranged at a mutually convenient time.)
Archdiocesan policy requires that at least one parent is an active member of St. Patrick's. (However, if neither parent is a current member of St. Patrick's; but at least one parent has a family connection and you are interested in having your child baptized here, please contact Deacon Bill Heiman.)
Baptisms are celebrated monthly throughout the year and arranged at a mutually convenient time .
While there is no fee for the Sacrament of Baptism, at your discretion you may make a donation to the parish Baptism program / give an honorarium to the presider. Gifts are customarily used to support the Baptism ministry program / purchase religious resources & vestments.