Preparing for Your Child's Baptism

The Church family of San Pedro is looking forward to the celebration of your child’s baptism and entrance into the worldwide community that is the Catholic Church. Baptism is called the “gateway to life in the Spirit and the door, which gives access to the other sacraments.”

As with every major event in your child’s life – school, sports, music – we want you to know what you are getting ready to do. Baptism is more than a splash of water, cards and cakes. It is a first encounter with the Spirit of God, the washing away of original sin, dying and rising to new life, entrance into the Community of God, and more. We want you, the godparents you have selected, and your child to be prepared in the best way possible so that this sacrament can be celebrated and appreciated.

If you or your spouse have been away from the Church, we hope that this time of preparation will serve as a warm “welcome home.” Also, that you will be open to the grace to return to an active Catholic faith, we hope that this time will be an opportunity to renew and deepen the grace which you received in your baptism.

Register Your Child for Baptism

The following are the diocesan and parish policies and guidelines, which govern the Sacrament of Baptism. For your convenience, we have put these guidelines in a question and answer format.

We welcome you and your child to this exciting time of preparation for the great Sacrament of Baptism. If you should have any questions, please contact the church office.