Sacrament of Baptism

The Baptism of your child is a wonderful blessed occasion for your child, your family and your parish family. Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation into our Catholic faith and the basis of the whole Christian life. In the Sacrament of Baptism we are reborn of the water and of the Holy Spirit, and we are invited to share in Jesus Christ’s mission here on Earth.

Infant Baptisms
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. (USCCB- 1213)  Infant Baptism corresponds to any child up to and including the age of seven. For children older than seven years contact the Parish Office at 863-647-3400. Ext. 10  Thanks & God Bless you.

Infant Baptism Requirements

In order for parents to have their child baptized they must meet the following requirements

  • Be registered members of the parish (if you are not registered, please call the parish office at 863-647-3400).
  • Submit a copy of the child's birth certificate at the time of Registration or send it electronically to [email protected]
  • Parents and godparents need to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class before the Baptism. Classes in English are held the first Monday of every month at 6:00pm in the Gathering Room. Classes in Spanish are held the first Sunday of every month at 11:00am in the gathering room. Call the parish office to pre-register.
  • Each candidate for baptism must have at least one godparent. The godparent(s) must be: at least 16 years of age, received the Sacrament of Confirmation
  • A practicing Catholic (someone who attends Mass regularly, receives Communion, and is a registered member of a parish). A letter from their parish is required stating that he/she is in good standing at their church.

If you have two godparents, one must be Catholic. A baptized Christian of another denomination may serve as a Christian Witness

Please call the parish office to reserve your desired time and date. Baptisms are not celebrated during Lent.