Baptism

“I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.” – Matthew 3:11

Through baptism, one of three sacraments of initiation, we welcome new people into the Catholic faith (often, but now always, as infants). The sacrament of baptism frees the baptized infant from the original sin they were born with. (In the case of older children and adults, this sacrament also frees the person from any actual sin committed as well).

Parents who baptize their children are beginning a lifelong faith journey with their child and strive to nurture the relationship between their offspring and Jesus by praying with them often, attending mass weekly and talking to them about God and His church at a level they can comprehend. Once children reach school age, faith formation programs are available to supplement parental instruction. A parent’s loving guidance and example are always of the utmost importance when it comes to understanding and experiencing the love of God.

If you are planning to baptize your child, here is what you need to begin the journey:

1) If you are not yet a registered parishioner of St. Aloysius, please register by completing our parish registration form.
2) We will need some basic information to prepare for the ceremony and complete the baptismal record (certificate). Please complete the Baptismal Request Form.
3) Select two people to be Godparents. Please note that Godparents must satisfy the requirements listed in the attached information sheet.
4) Select a date! We have baptisms on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (following the 11:00 a.m. mass on select weekends). Please call the parish office to choose and confirm a date.
5) Finally, you must attend our Pre-baptismal (one-hour) course where we go over the Rite of Baptism in more detail, answer any questions you may have and congratulate you and your family as you begin this remarkable spiritual undertaking. The course dates are listed below. Please be sure to notify the parish office of the date you plan to attend.


Click here to download the baptism registration form.

2018 classes for Baptism (English)