Baptism for Infants and Children Under the Age of Reason

Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation and a very important gift for your child.  Please call our Regional Office at (937) 372-3193 to schedule your baptism.  Please also fill out the Google Form below:

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Baptism at St. Brigid is generally celebrated following either of the regular weekend Masses, although, if needed, arrangements can be made with the celebrant for an alternate time.

Parents are required to attend a Baptism preparation session for their first child, and they are welcome to attend for others, if they so desire. This preparation program gives parents the opportunity to consider the meaning of their own faith, to ask questions, discuss how to share and pass on their faith to their child(ren), affirm the Church’s understanding of Baptism, and come to understand the elements of the Rite of Baptism itself.  These Sacrament of Baptism preparation sessions are held in the Parish Office, and scheduled with one of our Deacons, Mark Danis.  As you think about the baptism of your child, you might want to prayerfully begin to consider the following questions:

  • What does faith mean to me/my spouse?
  • How do I/we live my/our faith?
  • What is the faith I/we want our child to have?

Parents should also give prayerful thought about whom they wish to be the Godparent(s) of their child.  Godparent(s) should be committed Christians who are living their belief in Jesus.  In accepting the responsibility of being a Godparent, the person is saying he/she wishes to support the growth of the child to full Christian adulthood in faith, and the parents in their role as Christian parents.

Godparent(s)must be at least 16 years old, and at least one of the Godparents must be a Catholic who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and regularly worships and participates in the church.  One of the Godparents may be a member of another Christian faith.

Angela Wagner
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email awagner@stbrigidxenia.org