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.

During COVID

Baptisms are scheduled at:

Saturday 4:30pm Mass

Sunday 8:30am Mass

Sunday 10:30 am Mass

or at 12:00 pm Noon, Sunday after the Mass.

Please contact Lynn Schelitzche to schedule a date.

Due to COVID, until further notice, Baptism preparation is completed with provided materials at home.

Click here for Covid 19 Baptism Protocols

As the situation changes during COVID, numbers of guests allowed will continue to increase.

Please contact Lynn Schelitzche with questions or to schedule a date.

Lynn Schelitzche
Director of Faith Formation


After confirming the date with Lynn Schelitzche please complete the following registration form:

Baptism Registration