Baptism

Sacraments of Baptism
Please note that the dates for English and the dates for Spanish are different.

Baptism

Baptism Preparation Classes: Infants through children age 6

Our Baptism Preparation Classes focus on the parents as the primary teachers of the faith in their families.  Both parents and both godparents are expected to attend both classes.  Beginning August 1, 2011, there is a $40 fee for the Baptism Preparation Class.

Baptism Calendar 2021-2022
Calendario para Bautismo 2021-2022


Registration for Baptism Classes

In order to register for Baptism Preparation Classes, all information must be turned in to the parish office and payment made at least one week before classes are scheduled to begin.

Baptism Requirements
Lista de RegistraciĆ³n Bautismal

Baptism Registration Form 2021-2022
Forma de RegistraciĆ³n Bautismal 2021-2022


Baptism for Children ages 7 - 17

Children and youth over the age of 7 who have had little religious education are required to participate in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) as adapted for children and youth.  Through this process they are introduced to the teachings of the Catholic Faith, basic Catholic prayers, and the sacramental life of the Church.  At the end of the two year process, they are baptized, confirmed and receive their first holy communion.


Baptism for Adults
Please see Religious Education - Adult Programs


Godparents
As a Godparent, your role is to be an example to the godchild.  You are called to reflect with your godchild the meaning of life of Catholic discipleship.

Only one godparent is called for by the Roman Catholic Church. A child may have two godparents, male and female only.  Godparents must be at least sixteen years old; not the parent of the child to be baptized (grandparents may be godparents); fully initiated Catholics (have celebrated the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist); be Catholics in good standing in the Church; if married, be in a valid Catholic marriage; and be practicing members of the Catholic faith.

Godparents must complete and sign the Godparent covenant as requested by the Diocese of Austin.

Baptism Sponsor Covenant
Convenio de padrino