The Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Baptism of Infants ordinarily happens right after the 11:00am Mass in Resurrection Catholic Church.
Baptismal Classes are a prerequisite before having your child baptized.
Who should attend the Class? - Parents and godparents must attend a baptism class.
Where should the Baptism take place? The most appropriate place to baptize a child is in the parish church where the parents attend Mass.
The following items are required for baptism:
- The family asking for their child to be baptized at Resurrection has to be a registered member of Resurrection Catholic Church for at least three months. If you are not registered you may register at the rectory office 904-744-0833 before the process begins.
- Call to set up a meeting with the Baptismal coordinator, Katherine Warniment, for a preliminary meeting and to fill out paper work.
- Attend the baptismal seminar or provide a letter as proof that baptism classes were attended by the parents and godparents within the last three years.
- For any godparent who is living with someone like husband and wife, we need a copy of their marriage certificate as proof that they are in a valid marriage in the eyes of the Catholic Church.
- All necessary paperwork must be in our office at least 3 days prior to the Baptism.
- The parents may select a date with the Baptismal coordinator after all of the paper work has been filled out and the parents and godparents have attended the Baptism seminars.
CHOOSING A GODPARENT FOR YOUR CHILD
These are the qualities needed for someone to serve as a godparent:
- Is a baptized Catholic who has received the Eucharist and has been Confirmed.
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Is a practicing Catholic who participates in the Eucharistic celebration on Sundays.
- Gives good example of living their Catholic faith.
- Willing to encourage the child to develop and grow in the Catholic faith.
- If there are two godparents, one must be male and the other female.
- The two godparents do not necessarily have to be of the same marriage.
- If they are living with someone like husband and wife, their marriage must be seen as valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church.
- A baptized non-Catholic may not be a godparent but may serve as a witness alongside a Catholic godparent. Together they carry out the role of godparents in the baptism. Non-baptized persons may not serve in the role of godparents or witnesses.
- If Godparent(s) cannot be present for your child’s baptism, you may choose others to stand in as proxies for the Baptism ceremony. Only the names of the chosen (actual) godparents will appear on the Baptism certificate.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Katherine Warniment at 904-744-0833 or email her at email@example.com