Baptism arrangements for dates and times are made through the rectory office and should be made well in advance. Sponsors/Godparents are required to obtain a Testimonial or Sponsor letter from their pastors indicating they are participating Catholics and have received the sacrament of Confirmation.
Baptisms are held on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month at St. Jerome and the 1st & 3rd Sunday at St. Mary.
TIMES: Baptisms on the 1st & 2nd weekend are held DURING the 10:00am Mass, baptisms on the 3rd & 4th weekend are held AFTER the 10:00am Mass.
First time Parents see below for Baptismal preparation classes.
As the first in the Catholic Church's Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism is a time of special joy and blessing for each family. In seeking baptism for their child, parents make a public promise to journey with them, to be their first teachers, and to offer a guiding hand. In baptism, a child will be welcomed into our Church family. Because as members of the Church we are all connected to each other, our community is committed to partner with the family in nurturing the faith of a child. We provide families with the resources, guidance, and Sacramental preparation needed to continue to raise your child in the Catholic Faith.
A note about Sponsor Letters : The Church takes very seriously the important role of being a sponsor for the Sacraments of Initiation. A sponsor must be someone who can represent the Church in the continuing faith formation of those entrusted to their care. Choosing a sponsor would be based on the person’s dedication to the Faith and regular practice thereof. For those seeking letters of eligibility as Sacramental Sponsors, you must be:
We cannot grant certificates to anyone who does not meet these important criteria and we are very grateful for your understanding.