The Sacrament of Baptism is the first and foundational sacrament in the Church. It is through the Sacrament of Baptism that we become members of Christ’s body and it allows us to receive the other Sacraments of the Church. Baptism is available to all who have not yet been baptized into a Christian Church through the pouring/immersion of water and the words: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” The Catholic Church recognizes the baptisms of other christian denominations who meet that criteria.
Infant Baptism Information
Parents who want to have their child(ren) to be baptized in the Catholic Church here at St. Anastasia should call our parish office to make the arrangements. To help the parents and godparents be the first educators of the faith, we require a baptismal preparation session to be completed before the child is baptized. This is an important time to learn more about the sacrament, how the parish is here to support our families, and to offer practical ways you can help your child grow in faith as their first teachers of the faith.
English Classes: 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Church Hall
Spanish Classes: 3rd Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Church Hall
When are baptisms offered?
Spanish: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 12:00 pm
English: 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm
Other Baptism Requirements:
- Copy of child's Birth Certificate
- Donation: $70
- Children 5 years of age and older who are to be baptized are required to be registered in a Religious Education Program (CCD)
- Must be baptized* Catholic who has received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- If a couple - they must have been married in the Catholic Church (need to provide copy of Church marriage certificate)
- If single - the sponsor must be free to partake in the sacraments
*A baptized non-Catholic may not be a Godparent/Sponsor, but may serve as a witness along with a Catholic Godparent/Sponsor.