“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” -Romans 6:3-4
The Baptism of a child is a joyous moment for Parents, Godparents, and the entire Church community! We welcome your child and promise to help parents and godparents to be with her/him in the journey to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Baptism Preparation for Infants: In expressing a desire to have their child baptized, parents are accepting the responsibility of raising their child in the Catholic faith. To assist parents in their duty as Christian parents to raise their children in the ways of faith, the church requires all parents to be registered members of the parish and to attend baptismal preparation classes prior to scheduling the baptism of their children.
Godparents must be devout Catholics. They will need to obtain a sponsorship form from their local parishes, stating that they are registered in a parish and practicing Catholics.
Baptism Preparation Requirements for birth through Age 7
(For Saint Catherine Labouré Registered Parishioners)
Baptism Preparation for Children Ages 7-14
Classes for unbaptized children ages 7 through 14 are held in Saint Catherine Labouré School on Sunday mornings, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., from September through May, except on Federal and Religious Holiday weekends. These classes will follow the PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Schedule. For additional information and registration, please contact 717-564-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
An additional program for unbaptized children ages 7 through 14 who are coming into the church with their parent(s) may be provided. Contact the parish at 717-564-1321 or email@example.com for more information.