We are pleased to welcome your child into our Church! Through the sacrament of Baptism your child will be reborn as a son or daughter of God while entering new life as a member of the Church.
- Baptism Class: Parents and Godparents are required to attend Baptism preparation classes. The classes can be done in English or Spanish.
English: Classes are the last Sunday of the month (one session only), at St. Cyril & Methodius Parish Center (624 Bridger Ave.) at 7:00 pm.
Spanish: Classes are three sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Time, place, and exact date can change by month therefore parents and godparents should consult the parish office. There is a $15 workbook per couple. Please call the parish office to register.
Note: Godparents from out of town must attend classes at their own parish and provide a proof. Baptismal preparation classes are valid for 3 years if they are taken within the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.
- Godparents’ requirements: Those designated to be Godparents must have the capability and intention of carrying out the responsibility of a Godparent and be free from any canonical impediments. Godparents must be at least sixteen years of age. At least one godparent must be Catholic and have received the sacraments of initiations: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. If married, the marriage needs to be a recognized Sacramental union (married in the church); if unmarried, not living with a partner. At the request of the parents, a believing Christian not belonging to the Catholic Church may act as a Christian witness along with a Catholic Godparents for baptism but must have at least one Catholic Godparent. At most there can be two Godparents but it doesn’t have to have two. It can be on Godfather, one Godmother, or one of each. If choosing two Godparents one must be male and the other female. If there are two from the same gender, one will be a Christian Witness. There can be unlimited Christian Witnesses.
- Baptismal Information Form: Visit the Parish Office to fill out the form.
- Suggested Offering: In thanksgiving to God, for the baptismal sacrament an offering of $150 is suggested, if you do not have the resources to make this offering or part of it, contact the parish office.
The date for Baptism is not finalized until all requirements are met; however, we do like to have them on the parish’s calendar for liturgical preparation. Once all the requirements are completed the date will be confirmed. On the date of the child’s Baptism, please plan to be at the Church 10-15 minutes early so the priest can give instruction on how the Rite of Baptism will take place for the child.