Infant Baptism

November 16, 2022

Compulsory Sessions
1. Preparatory Session for Parents & Godparent(s) only: 11:00am, Saturday
2. Rite of Baptism: 11:00am, Saturday after prep session

*Registration for the month closes at the last day of the previous month.
*A minimum number of infants/children is required for the Rite to take place.
*Parents will be contacted by parish office when the rite is confirmed to take place.

The parents and Godparent(s)/sponsors, must be instructed on the meaning of the sacrament and its obligations (Canon 851.2).
They must prepare via preparatory session(s) (whether by priest or laity), pastoral advice and common prayer.
Families might be brought together for this purpose and, where possible, each family visited.

Documents Required
1. Application form
2. Birth certificate of the child to be baptized*
3. Marriage certificate of parents from church* (If unable to present certificate, please make an appointment with the Priest)
4. Baptism certificates of parent(s) who are Catholic*
5. Confirmation certificate(s) of Godparents*

(*These documents must be made available in photocopy by the closing date. Otherwise, the application will be queued for the next round of baptism)

Requirements to be Godparent(s)
One Godparent/sponsor, male or female, is sufficient. There may be two (Godparents), one of each sex (Canon 873).

  • must have the intention of fulfilling it.
  • must be appointed by baptism candidate, or by parents/guardian of . Failing these, by the parish or minister.
  • Must be 16 years old and above – unless stipulated by the Archbishop, parish priest or minister, with justifiable reason(s).
  • Must be a Catholic who have received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion, and has an active life of faith which befits the role.
  • Free from canonical penalty, imposed or declared.
  • Cannot be the parents of the person to be baptized (Canon 874).
  • Baptized Christians, who belongs to another denomination, may not be admitted as Godparent. Except as a witness to baptism and together with a Catholic Godparent (General).

Parents, godparents and Priest are to take care that a name is not given which is foreign to Christian sentiment (Canon 855).