Jesus said, “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 I have commanded
you; and low, I am with you always until the end of the age.”
When you are expecting a child it is a time of joyful preparation. A place must be made for a new baby in your home and in your life. Many decisions are made in preparation to welcome your child, helping them to feel loved and part of a loving family. While making these decisions,
from where to give birth to what color to paint the nursery, it is helpful to have your friends and family assisting and offering help; supporting your decisions in love. The community of faith at Sacred Heart would like to extend their support to you as well most especially through the
celebration of the sacramental Rite of Baptism. In doing so we affirm the communal element of our faith as well as the rite, welcoming your child as not only a member of the Church but of the Parish.
The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism begins with a parent’s request. Parents should be active and registered members of the Parish of Sacred Heart. Once a request has been made, both parents and godparents will need to attend a class, return the necessary paperwork to the office and, select from the available dates chosen specifically for celebration of baptism within the mass. In the class we deepen our understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism within our faith and how we share in the responsibility of the the promise to raise your child in the faith of the
Catholic Church. This promise helps lay foundation of your child’s faith journey and will need to be built upon. And just as you are your child’s first teacher in all things, including your Catholic faith, your regular celebrations of the holy sacraments offered are necessary and speak
to your commitment to teach your child the faith we all profess. Your participation in the community of faith at Sacred Heart before and after your child’s baptism enriches the lives and faith of us all.
For any questions concerning the Infant Baptism program, to register for a class or ask about available dates for celebration please call Kelly at 253-222-5630
Para Bautismos en Español: Ir al Ministerio Hispano – Bautismos