Baptism

 

We look forward to welcoming your child into our faith community through Baptism!  Thank you for blessing St. Gabriel Parish with this new life!

In Baptism, we call a person to a life of faith in Jesus Christ, as we approach Jesus in the tradition of the Catholic Church.

Why baptize my child? 

How to schedule a Baptism

1.  Parents will attend a Baptism class that is offered per the schedule listed below.  Permission to skip the class may be given, if this not the family's first child and the parents are participating Catholics.

Upcoming Baptism Class Dates:

  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 11, 2018
  • July 9, 2018
  • August 13, 2018
  • September 10, 2018
  • October 8, 2018
  • November 12, 2018
  • December 10, 2018

All classes are at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room Across from the Parish Office.

2.  Each couple for first time Baptisms or if they are new parishioners must meet with Fr. Larry before Bapitsm.

3.  The parents will choose the god-parents for their child.  At least one of the god-parents needs to be a Confirmed, practicing Catholic.

4.  The parents will choose a Patron Saint name for their child.

Why have a Patron Saint for your child? 

You will hear in the creed, when it is said at Mass, that we believe in the Communion of Saints.  This means we are spiritually united with those who have died and are now in heaven. They can act as intercessors--they have the ability to assist us and pray for us.  By choosing a saint's name you acknowledge this fact and ask a particular saint to assist you in bringing up your child; the saint becomes the child's patron--and a role model for your child.

 

  Internet Resources to find a Patron Saint name:

  http://www.catholic.org/saints/

  http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/byname.aspx

5.  Baptisms are done during any of the three Mass times (Saturday 4:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am or 10:00 am) on the scheduled Baptism weekend. 

Upcoming Baptism weekends

  • December 16-17, 2017
  • January 20-21, 2018
  • February 4, 2018
  • April 14-15, 2018
  • May 12-13, 2018
  • June 16-17, 2018
  • July 28-29, 2018
  • August 18-19, 2018
  • September 15-16, 2018
  • October 20-21, 2018
  • November 24-25, 2018
  • December 15-16, 2018

Baptisms outside of Mass can be discussed with Fr. Larry.

6.  Parents must be registered in the parish at the time of Baptism.  If parents wish a Baptism in a place other than their own parish, a letter from their home Parish Pastor is required.

 

 

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