Baptism

Baptism

Baptismal class is required for first-time parents. Baptism takes place during Mass or at another convenient time. Godparents need to be at least 16 years old and practicing Catholics. To baptize one who does not reside in the parish, a letter from their pastor is needed to confirm 1) their membership status, 2) that the parents have fulfilled their parish’s requirements for baptism preparation and 3) that he [the pastor] gives permission for the baptism to take place here.