“Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:18-20
"The soul is regenerated in the sacred waters of baptism and thus becomes God's child."
– St. Maximilian Kolbe
Become a part of our Christian family by receiving the Sacrament of Baptism at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The Sacrament of Baptism ushers us into the divine life, cleanses us from sin, and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation for the sacramental life and we welcome new members into the Body and Life of Christ.
Catechesis for parents and Godparents in preparation for Baptism is required. Classes meet in the classroom facilities below St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall. Your classroom will be announced and is based upon class size.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish celebrates Baptisms by appointment only after all paperwork is completed and submitted.
To receive a Baptism Information Sheet, contact Mary Kochivar, Baptism Coordinator, at 303-688-3025 or email@example.com prior to attending a Baptism class.
Infant Baptism: Ages newborn - 6
Contact Mary Kochivar at 303-688-3025.
Child/Youth Baptism: Ages 7 - 17
Contact Mary Kochivar at 303-688-3025 first, then Vicki Arndt at 720-215-4523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Baptism: Ages 18+
Contact Mary Kochivar at 303-688-3025 first, then Nick Morey, RCIA Director, at 406-698-0738 or email@example.com.
The parent or guardian (of the one to be baptized) is encouraged to choose two persons (one of each sex) as godparents (for the purpose of this policy, the terms godparent and sponsor are equivalents) for the Baptism of their infant child. Godparents are expected to:
accompany the parent/guardian during the entire time of baptismal catechesis;
present the infant child for baptism;
be stewards for the life of the child’s faith journey;
assist in guiding the child.
To be admitted to the role of a godparent, a person must:
be designated by the parent/guardian, or in their absence, by the pastor or minister and is to have the qualifications and intention of performing this role;
be sixteen years (old unless the pastor or minister has granted an exception for just cause);
be a fully initiated Catholic (has been baptized, confirmed and has received the sacrament of Holy Communion) and leads a life of faith in keeping with the function 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;
present a letter from their pastor attesting that they are a practicing Catholic.
A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic church may be present for the Baptism as a Christian witness. One Catholic Godparent is required. A proxy is not acceptable per Canon Law.