Baptism

  • What is the Sacrament of Baptism?

    The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus.  Before starting His public ministry, Jesus submitted Himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist.  The waters did not purify Him; He cleansed the waters.  . . .  Jesus did not need to be baptized because He was totally faithful to the will of His Father and free from sin.  However, He wanted to show His solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding His disciples to baptize all nations, He established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.

    In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in His wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.

    - from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
     

    Baptism is a beginning, not only for your child but for your entire family.  It is a wonderful gift you give to your child: salvation in Jesus Christ and the membership in His Church!

    This is an important decision for your family. As the parents, you are the first teachers of your child in the practice of the faith.  This is why parents must be active in your Christian faith and participating members of this Catholic community before you make the final decision. 

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  • Requirements for Baptism at St. Anne's

    • Parents must be registered members of St. Anne Parish (register here)
    • One parent must be Catholic
    • Both parents, if possible, must attend a Baptism Class (see schedule below)
    • Parents must submit all required paperwork to the parish office before setting a date: 
      • Baptism Request Form (download here)
      • Godparent Verification signed by their pastor (download here)
  • Requirements for Godparents 

    To be permitted to take on the function of godparent, a person must:
    • Be a practicing Catholic who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on
    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Have received Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
    • Present an eligibility certificate from his/her parish of current registration
    • Attend a Baptism Preparation Class
    • Not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
    • There is to be only one male godparent or one female godparent or one of each.

    A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community may participate as a Christian Witness together with a Catholic godparent.
  • Scheduling

    The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated by a priest or deacon of the parish by appointment.

    Baptisms are typically scheduled on Saturdays at 11:00am. Please contact renee@stannerh.org to schedule. 
  • Baptism Preparation Classes 

    Parents who wish to present their child for Baptism and those taking on the role of Godparent are required to take a Baptism Preparation Class. Classes are held in Holy Family Hall and take approximately 2 hours. 

    Upcoming Class Dates: 
    • October 26, 2019 at 10:00am in Holy Family Hall
    Preregistration is required. Register by submitting form below or contacting the parish office.
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