Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” MT 28
All of us at Holy Name Parish, particularly the Pastoral staff, rejoice with you about the birth of your child. As you hold your little one in your arms, you may feel a combination of emotions you have never felt before: love, concern, vulnerability, wonder, fear, hope, pride, and a sense of wanting to give your child the very best in every way possible. And that includes passing along your family’s faith. Isn't it unfathomable that the love you feel for your child is only a shadow of God’s love for us?
We welcome you and your little one to our parish family! We are happy and grateful that you have chosen Holy Name for your child's entrance into that faith which we have all professed. Your child’s baptism is a time for celebration and joy. We want to help you in every way we can at this time of Baptism and in the years ahead.
Baptism, like all the Sacraments, is a gift from God, a source of grace that unites us to God and calls us to share fully that love with others. Because your child is too young to choose Baptism, you, as parents, choose Baptism for your child. Baptism makes the child a member of the Catholic faith.
The Baptism ceremony generally takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. We ask that you arrive at least five minutes prior to the starting time. Parents, godparents, and children to be baptized are invited to sit in an assigned pew; additional family members can fill in that seat or sit anywhere in the church. Encourage your family members to be present for the Baptism (not just the party afterwards) and participate as fully as possible.
There is no fee to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
Please click this link for information regarding Holy Name Parish's Bapitsm Preparation Program.
Click this link to learn more about Godparent requirements.