Congratulations on the new spiritual journey for your family!  May this holy occasion bring you and your family all of God’s grace and love during this special time.

Baptism joins us with Christ and forms us into God’s disciples.  It is the first Sacrament to be celebrated before celebrating any of the Church’s seven other sacraments.  Baptism 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.

Short video on Baptism

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


Procedures for Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism at Lumen Christi

Select the date/Mass time from the Baptism schedule below.  Register for this date/time at:

Baptism Registration

A Baptism preparation class is required before the Baptism for new parents or those who have not had a class in three years.  Contact Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation about the options.

The Sponsor/godparent(s) 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.

The Catholic Church requires a copy of your child’s birth certificate or adoption certificate before celebrating the baptism and for our sacrament 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 Scheliztche, Director of Faith Formation.

Baptism Schedule 2021-2022

Baptisms are scheduled monthly at the select dates/times listed below:

September 12 – Sunday 8:30 AM

October 10 – Sunday 10:30 AM

November 13 – Saturday 4:30 PM

December 12 – Sunday 8:30 AM

January 9 – Sunday 10:30 AM

February 12 – Saturday 4:30 PM

March – No Baptisms During Lent

April 24 – Sunday 8:30 AM

May 22 – Sunday 10:30 AM

June 11 – Saturday 4:30 PM

July 10 – Sunday 8:30 AM

August 14 – Sunday 10:30 AM


Please contact Lynn Schelitzche with questions.

Lynn Schelitzche
Director of Faith Formation