Baptism is a wonderful gift for your child; it is salvation in Jesus Christ and membership in His Church. This is also an important decision on your part, because as the parents, you are the first teachers of your child in the practice of the faith. This is why before you make the final decision, you yourselves will need to be active in your Christian faith and participating members of this Catholic community. We must teach what we believe and practice what we teach.
The requirements for baptism here at St. Mary are the following:
Baptisms normally are scheduled for during the 11:30 am Mass on the second weekend of the month. If this time slot is full or for other specific circumstances, baptisms may be scheduled for during the 7:00 pm Mass on a Wednesday evening.
If you feel that you are ready to share your faith in word and action with your child, then call the Deacon Thelen to register and begin the preparation for your child's baptism. He may be reached at the Parish Office, 989.587.4201.