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Baptisms at St. Paul'sBaptisms

We share the joy of expectant parents and look forward to welcoming them for baptismal preparation.

Steps for baptism at St. Paul’s:

  • Parents who wish their child to be baptized should be registered members of St. Paul the Apostle parish.
  • Parents should contact Father Joseph Mack at 294.4696 to begin their preparation and to schedule the celebration of this beautiful sacrament with their child.
  • Baptism Class is recommended for all parents having a child Baptized for the first time. The class schedule is listed below.
  • Letters of Eligibility for Godparents are due before a baptism may be scheduled. (See below for requirements.)

Godparent Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old and Confirmed.
  • May have one but two are preferred.
  • If two, then one of each sex is required.
  • One must be a practicing, Confirmed Catholic with certification from their current parish (if not from St. Paul’s).
  • If the other Godparent is a Christian Witness (not Catholic), then they must be a baptized Christian practicing their faith in a faith community.
  • All Godparents must be certified by the parish/church which they attend.
  • Honorary Godparents (additional godparents beyond 2) are allowed, however only 2 godparents will be listed in the Sacramental Register and on the Baptism Certificate.
  • A proxy may be used for a godparent who cannot be present, but the Godparent still must submit their certification.
  • Parents may not serve as godparents however, sisters, brothers, or grandparents may as long as they meet the above requirements.