To prepare those parents seeking to have their child baptized, and those persons intending to be Godparents at Baptism.
We require a Registration Form for this Sacrament.
Click to access our Infant Baptism Registration Form.
RITE OF BAPTISM
Infant baptisms are normally scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Worship Space.
[No Rite of Baptism is held during Lent]
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASSES
Birth Certificates are required for Infant Baptism - we will make a copy and return original to you
- All parents who wish to have an infant baptized at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Community, should attend a Baptism class in preparation for the Baptism.
- Prospective Godparents should also attend a class.
- This class can be attended at St. Maximilian Kolbe or at another parish.
- Pre-Registration for this class can be found below on this page.
Baptism preparation classes at St. Maximilian are normally held on the third Saturday of the month:
8:30 am to 12:30 pm in classroom 215/216. [No Rite of Baptism is held during Lent]
Click here for the current class schedule
According to Canon Law 873-4, there is to be only one male godparent and one female godparent or one of each. To be a godparent, the person must:
- Be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence, by the pastor, and have the aptitude and intention of being a godparent.
- Have completed the sixteenth year of age, unless the diocesan bishop has established another age, or the pastor has granted an exception for a just cause;
- Be a Catholic who has been confirmed, and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist, and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the responsibility to be taken on;
- Not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
- Not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.
- A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is a Christian witness, and may assist together with a Catholic Godparent, as a witness of the baptism.