Baptism Preparation for Infants and Children Under 7
If you are seeking baptism for your infant or child under 7 years of age, please contact the Director of Religious Education to register for the mandatory Baptism preparation class and to schedule the Baptism ceremony. Please also read the Infant Baptism Policy below to learn more about the requirements for Baptism at St. Francis of Assisi.
Baptism Preparation for Adults and Children Over 7
If you are seeking Baptism for yourself or your child who is over 7 years old, please go to our Becoming Catholic - RCIA/RCIC page for more information.
Infant Baptism Policy
Effective August 25, 2011
When Baptisms are celebrated: Baptisms are celebrated on Saturdays after the 5:30pm Vigil Mass, or on Sundays after the 11:15am Mass. Some exceptions may apply upon request.
Requirements: Parent(s) of candidates for Baptism must be registered members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish for at least three months before intended Baptismal date. Please contact the parish office to verify your registration before beginning Sacramental preparation. Due to scheduling and availability, please allow at least six weeks after all paperwork has been submitted for the intended Baptism date. Parent(s) are required to fill out a Baptism Form to verify all information that will be recorded in our Parish Baptismal Registry for your child.
Baptism preparation: Parent(s) who wish to have a child Baptized must attend at least one Baptism Preparation Class within five years prior to the Baptism. Classes are offered on the first Sunday of the month at 10am. Please contact the parish office to register for a class (765-288-6180).