Baptism

Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God. Christ offered this first sacrament of the new law to all that they might have eternal life. He entrusted this sacrament and the gospel to his Church when he told his apostles: “Go, make disciples of all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” That is why the Church believes it is her most basic and necessary duty to inspire all, parents of children to be baptized, and godparents, to that true and living faith by which they adhere to Christ and enter into or confirm their commitment to the new covenant. (Excerpted from the General Introduction to the Rite of Baptism for Children)

Parents must be registered active members of St. Isidore Catholic Community. Please call the office or come in to register if you are new to the parish. Upon completing the registration, you may be scheduled for a baptism class. Class is once a month, usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.; both parents, whether Catholic or non-Catholic, are requested to attend.

Godparents – (sponsors) there is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each. (c873). At least one must be Roman Catholic, have completed their sixteenth year and have received all sacraments of initiation (Baptism, 1st Communion and Confirmation). Christian (non-Catholic) sponsors will be recorded as witnesses. Additional male or female sponsors may stand in with the godparents during the ceremony, but will not be recorded on the certificate.

Baptism is usually celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and begins at 1:00 PM. Baptisms may also be celebrated during any week-end Mass, if desired. This includes 4:30PM Saturday and 9:30AM or 11:30AM Sunday. There are no baptisms scheduled during the Lenten season, though interviews and classes may be conducted. Note: the Rite of Baptism does not remove the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.

While there is no fee for the sacrament, it is most appropriate to make a donation to the parish. If you also wish to give an honorarium to the presider, that may be at your discretion.