Baptism incorporates us into the Church and gives us rebirth as sons and daughters of God. Through the sacrament, we become members of the Church and begin the journey to eternal life.
By presenting their children for baptism, parents pledge to raise them in the faith of the Roman Catholic Church and to journey along with them. Your child’s baptism is a time for celebration and joy; and naturally, you want the best for your child. We want to help you plan and prepare for the baptism in the best possible way.
Baptisms are usually celebrated at Sunday Mass (except during Lent and not during the pandemic). Private baptisms may be scheduled by speaking with the pastor. To schedule a baptism, please call Fr. Michael at (607) 547-2213 x2.
The role of godparent is a serious one; being chosen is an honor. All Catholic godparents are required to be confirmed. They must also be certified by their local parish as suitable candidates for the role of godparent. Only one confirmed Catholic godparent is required to witness the baptism. The confirmed Catholic represents the Christian Catholic community, the Church. The other may be a baptized Christian from another tradition, who serves as a Christian Witness. Church law requires the Godparent to be at least 16 years of age.
Direct preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism is currently done with the pastor. Please call the office, at 607 547-2213 x2 to make an appointment with Fr. Michael.