Baptism

About the Sacrament of Baptism 

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.”  -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”  -Mt 28:19-20

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Register for an Infant Baptism

Given the importance of Baptism, the Church recommends that infants be baptized during the first few weeks after birth, and asks parents and godparents to receive preparation for their attendant spiritual roles. In order to have your child baptized at St. Charles you will need to: 

  1. be a registered parishioner

  2. take the Baptism Prep Class (within the last 5 years)

  3. ensure the godparents attend a Baptism Prep Class
    (either here at St. Charles or at any Catholic Church)

  4. ask the godparents to provide a Letter of Eligibility from their respective home parishes.

Baptism Preparation Class

Pre-registration is required for the preparation sessions and for the celebration of Baptism.

Baptism Preparation Class Schedule
English: First Saturday each month at 10:00am in the church.
Spanish: Second Sunday each month at 1:45pm (location TBD).

Baptism Schedule
English: Third Saturday each month at 10:00am in the church.
Spanish: Second Saturday each month 10:00am in the church.

Please note that schedules may sometimes change. Updated schedule information may be obtained when registering for Baptism.

Godparents

The role of the godparents is to assist the parents in teaching the child about the Catholic Faith. Godparents must obtain a Letter of Eligibility/Good Standing in order to be a godparent. To obtain a Letter of Eligibility/Good Standing from St. Charles you will need to:

  1. be a registered parishioner

  2. take the Baptism Prep Class (within the last 5 years)

  3. come into the office and sign the letter in the presence of a staff member

Adult Baptisms

If you are an adult seeking baptism … I don’t know what to write here.