The Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated at St. Charles on the 3rd Saturday of the month immediately following the 5:30 pm Mass. If you have questions or need to schedule a Baptism please contact the office.
As we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, we are reminded of the guidelines set by the Diocese when baptizing a child:
- If the PARENTS are not members of this church, a letter from the parish in which they reside or are registered must be presented, giving permission for the child to be baptized at St. Charles. This must be done prior to registration for Baptism. .Copy of the state birth certificate or hospital birth certificate for the child being baptized. -Single Godparents must be practicing Catholics living according to the norms of the Church
- All married Godparents must be married by the Catholic Church. A copy of their Church marriage certificate must be presented.
- Godparents must have received all the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. 'All Baptism documents must be received in the office before a Baptism date can be set. Parents and Godparents must attend a short class to prepare them for the important role they will play in this child's spiritual life. It helps renew your faith while strengthening the Parent's decision to raise their child in the Catholic Church and it helps the Godparents fully understand their responsibilities and duties to this child.