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Baptism joins us with Christ and forms us into God’s disciples. It is the first Sacrament to be celebrated before the Church’s seven sacraments and it is the first Sacrament of Initiation; the other two being Confirmation and First Eucharist. The Catholic Church baptizes people of all ages–infants to adults. Through Baptism, we receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and accept God’s transforming love.

Families choosing to baptize their infant are invited to attend a Baptism preparation class at either Lumen Christi. See schedules below.

The Catholic Church requires a copy of your child’s birth certificate or adoption certificate before celebrating the baptism and for our sacramental records. You may bring it to the preparation class, drop it off at the parish office, or email a scan of it as an attachment to Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation.

Short video on Baptism

Video of Pope Francis on the meaning of Baptism, 2 minutes

Procedure for Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism at Lumen Christi

Baptism preparation is required for new parents, or those who have not had a class in 3 years, before the Baptism of their child. Parents reflect on their own faith life past and present; spirituality of children and families and how to foster it; and review the Rite of Baptism.

Sponsor/godparent must be a practicing Catholic, at least 16 years of age and confirmed in the Catholic Church. A person of another Christian denomination may stand as a witness.

If you have any questions about Baptism, please contact Lynn in the parish office.
Lynn Schelitzche
Director of Faith Formation

Baptism Preparation Brochure with registration details and important dates

Register for Baptism (Note preferred date of Baptism and class for registration form.)

Baptism Schedule

During COVID, Baptisms are scheduled at either the Saturday 4:30pm Masses, Sunday 9:30am Masses, or at
11:00 am on Sundays.
Please contact Lynn Schelitzche to schedule a date.

Baptism preparation is done with materials at home.

January 12, 2020 at 10:30
February 8, 2020 at 4:30
March no Baptisms (Lent)
April 19, 2020 at 8:30
May 10, 2020 at 10:30
June 13, 2020 at 4:30
July 12, 2020 at 8:30
August 9, 2020 at 10:30
September 12, 2020 at 4:30
October 11, 2020 at 8:30
November 15, 2020 at 10:30
December 12, 2020 at 4:30


Baptism Preparation Classes

Classes are also added by appointment.

Lumen Christi 1st Floor Conf. Rm.
Thursdays, 7:00 PM

August 6, 2020
October 1, 2020
December 3, 2020
February 4, 2021
April 1, 2021
June 3, 2021