John Parish conducts infant
Baptisms by appointment on Sunday
at 1:00 PM. Parents of the child to be baptized must schedule
Baptism in advance after attending the parish's program of instruction.
pre-Baptism course of instruction for all parents seeking Baptism
their children is a requirement of St. John Parish.
instruction is given on a Sunday
evening once each month ,
7:00 PM to 9 PM. We discuss the
meaning of Baptism
the role of parents in their children's spiritual development.
short video reviews the rite of
Baptism, and examines the meaning
each element of the rite, and discusses the role of both parents and godparents.
course of instruction is led by Fr. Mark and a group of several women of
see the weekly parish Bulletin for the scheduled class of the month.
do not plan your infantís Baptism until after attending the class.
parents should attend, if possible, and godparents are also encouraged
attend. Babies are welcome.
attending the pre-Baptism instruction, parents must call the Parish Office
635-5590 and complete a brief questionnaire.
Baptism will be scheduled once the parents have registered with the parish,
attended the pre-Baptism class.
Age 16 or older
c. One male and one female
d. Both must be Christians
e. At least one must be a practicing Catholic
godparents must obtain a Sponsor Certificate from the parish they
indicating that they are registered members, practicing Catholics
qualified to act as a godparent for Baptism.