GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
For Parents • Submit a Baptism Registration Form and Birth Certificate - Baptism Registration forms can be picked up at the rectory or printed from our website. Forms can be mailed in, emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the rectory during normal business hours. • Attend a Baptismal Prep Session – check with the rectory or website for available session dates. Generally prep sessions are held in English once a month on the first Tuesday at 6:00 pm at St. Dismas Church and in Spanish once a month on the second Tuesday at 6:00 pm at St. Anastasia Church. • Stipend of $75 due at the time the registration form is submitted. • Baptism dates are pre-scheduled throughout the year, generally once a month on a Saturday at 12:00 pm. Baptism dates are confirmed after the Baptismal Prep Session has been attended and all other requirements are met. • Parishioners actively participating in Sunday Mass. • If you are currently not a member at any parish, we invite you to register. Registration forms are available on our website, church vestibule turnstiles, and at the rectory.
For Godparents • Attend a Baptismal Prep Session whether at LFP or their own parish. If class is taken at another parish, must provide a letter from their parish confirming the GP is eligible to baptize and has permission to baptize at LFP. If class is taken at LFP, provide a copy of GP’s confirmation certificate. • Be at least 18 years of age. • Have received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation. • Permission from their parish to baptize at LFP (if from another parish) if not a parishioner of LFP. • Be a member of a Catholic Parish “in good standing” (attending Mass weekly). • Godparents, if they are a couple, must be married in the Catholic Church.