Baptism of Children
Information and guidelines for celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism:
Lisa Charette,PCL currently coordinates this ministry. You are asked to begin the scheduling process with her. You can reach Lisa at the Faith Formation Center at 834-3984 or you can begin the "conversation" via e-mail, email@example.com
After you speak with Lisa, it will be determined if you are in need of a Baptism Prepatory Class. If you are from another Parish, you will be directed to receive this service from your Parish. If you are a member of St.John Vianney Parish, you will be invited to attend a session for baptism preparation. These sessions are hosted by volunteers in the Parish who wish to share with others the commitment a parent makes when they choose to have their child baptized. Baptism is not a one-time event that stops after the ceremony. Our volunteers are prepared to share what a difference it makes in their lives and in the lives of their children to be an active part of the Catholic Church.
St. John Vianney Parish celebrates baptisms generally after 11:00 am mass on sunday afternoons but may be coordinated with the parish office according to the pastors schedule for alternate dates and times.
Ordinarily, the parents of the child to be baptized are members of the St.John Vianney Parish family.
If you are not and live in the area, you are invited to register and become active in our parish family.
If you live elsewhere and wish to have your child baptized here, all we need is a letter of permission from your home parish.
You will need to select at least one qualified godparent or sponsor. There are normally two godparents, one man one woman.
Godparents need to be at least 16 years of age, confirmed and if currently married, married according to the laws of the church. Godparents need to obtain a "sponsor's Certificate" if they are not from St.John Vianney Parish. from the church they currently attend.
The godparent must be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist and leads a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken.