BAPTISM

BAPTIZING YOUR BABY


Baptism is the beginning of the journey of faith for your child. Through baptism, your child will receive the Holy Spirit and becomes a disciple, a follower of Christ and a member of God’s family, the Church. It is your responsibility as the child’s parents to be the role models for your child on this journey of faith. This is why we have a special program to prepare the parents and godparents and to help them raise their consciousness about this important responsibility that God has entrusted to them.
 

Parents should see to it that their children are baptized within a reasonable period after birth. Arrangements for baptism should be made as soon as possible after birth, or even before the birth of the child.
 

If the child to be baptized is 7 years of age or older, then you need to contact the Parish Office at 423-745-4277 to arrange for the baptism.

TO BAPTIZE YOUR BABY YOU MUST:

 

Contact the Parish Office at 423.745.4277 or stop by in person to complete a Baptism Form

You must bring the child's state issued Birth Certificate

Parents will be required to attend Baptism classes.

We will notify the instructors, either Paulette Croteau or Alica Mora, who will schedule classes with the parents.

You will need at least one (1) Godparent

 

They/He/She must be a practicing Catholic, if married, married in the Catholic Church.

If they are not from our parish  we will need a letter from their home parish, letting us know that they are active member of their parish, in good standing and have completed classes for Godparents.

Once all of the requirements are met, the Parish Office will schedule a date for Baptism and you will be notified.

 

Contact Us: St Mary Catholic Church  | 1291 East Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303  | Telephone: 423.745.4277 | Email: stmaryathenstn@att.net

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