“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door, which gives access to the other sacraments.” (CCC-1213).

Parents wishing to have a child (6 and under) baptized must be registered and active parishioners prior to the date of baptism and are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class prior to setting a date. Call the parish office for the Baptism Class schedule. Parents are asked to click here to complete a Baptism Form (or contact the church office at 754-1204 ext 302) to schedule a child’s baptism.

The role of a godparent is a significant aspect of the sacrament.  Godparents should be chosen for their visible witness to the Catholic faith and the example they will provide to the person being baptized.  To qualify as either a godparent, a person must be a practicing Catholic who is at least 16 years of age.  He or she must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  For godparents/sponsors who are members of a parish other than OLPH, a letter from their pastor confirming their eligibility to be a godparent/sponsor must be presented. Click here to download a Godparent Form that can be signed by the pastor.

Adults receive preparation for Baptism in our RCIA sessions.