Baptism: information
St. Edwin welcomes families, couples, and individuals who find fulfillment in belonging to a local Catholic-Christian community and who look forward each Sunday to the celebration of the Eucharist, thus fulfilling the precept of the Church. If you have this outlook, Baptism at St. Edwin is a new beginning, promising many years of joy, holiness, and personal growth. Somebody, however, who is just looking for a fast sacrament and merely "passing by" will not do well here. To those who approach us to receive this sacrament, we promise to do our very best to provide you with outstanding service in a beautiful parish setting, with lots of opportunities to serve and get to know people. Stop by for a visit; the pastor will be happy to give you a tour! Below we provide some opening information according to age. Feel free to contact the office for further assistance! Baptism for children under age seven: One of the joys of our faith is to welcome a child into our Catholic- Christian family through this first sacrament. Baptisms in English are normally held at the 11:00am Mass, typically outside the season of Advent and Lent. Canon Law states, "...it is recommended that it be celebrated ordinarily on Sunday or, if possible, at the Easter Vigil" (856). Again, "Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it" (867 §1). Once you arrive to the office we will direct you either to our online baptism registration form here, or or to our online parish pre- registration form (if you are not yet registered with us) here. You can also find a list of the documents necessary to present to the office for baptism here. Baptism for children grades two through eight From age seven (usually second grade) onward, parents are invited to enroll their children in our extended catechetical program, in preparation to receive all three Sacraments of Initiation, the first of which is Baptism. This program takes place within our children’s First Holy Communion program, which you can find here. Baptism for teens in high school Young people in high school who need baptism are invited to enroll in our extended high school program, in preparation to receive all three Sacraments of Initiation. This program takes place within our high school Confirmation program, which you can find here. Baptism for adults age eighteen and above Adults eighteen and above, who are looking to receive Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, are invited to enter our new RCIA Program, which can be found here.
Baptism
St. Edwin welcomes families, couples, and individuals who find fulfillment in belonging to a local Catholic-Christian community and who look forward each Sunday to the celebration of the Eucharist, thus fulfilling the precept of the Church. If you have this outlook, Baptism at St. Edwin is a new beginning, promising many years of joy, holiness, and personal growth. Somebody, however, who is just looking for a fast sacrament and merely "passing by" will not do well here. To those who approach us to receive this sacrament, we promise to do our very best to provide you with outstanding service in a beautiful parish setting, with lots of opportunities to serve and get to know people. Stop by for a visit; the pastor will be happy to give you a tour! Below we provide some opening information according to age. Feel free to contact the office for further assistance! Baptism for children under age seven: One of the joys of our faith is to welcome a child into our Catholic- Christian family through this first sacrament. Baptisms in English are normally held at the 11:00am Mass, typically outside the season of Advent and Lent. Canon Law states, "...it is recommended that it be celebrated ordinarily on Sunday or, if possible, at the Easter Vigil" (856). Again, "Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it" (867 §1). Once you arrive to the office we will direct you either to our online baptism registration form here, or or to our online parish pre- registration form (if you are not yet registered with us) here. You can also find a list of the documents necessary to present to the office for baptism here. Baptism for children grades two through eight From age seven (usually second grade) onward, parents are invited to enroll their children in our extended catechetical program, in preparation to receive all three Sacraments of Initiation, the first of which is Baptism. This program takes place within our children’s First Holy Communion program, which you can find here. Baptism for teens in high school Young people in high school who need baptism are invited to enroll in our extended high school program, in preparation to receive all three Sacraments of Initiation. This program takes place within our high school Confirmation program, which you can find here. Baptism for adults age eighteen and above Adults eighteen and above, who are looking to receive Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, are invited to enter our new RCIA Program, which can be found here.