Baptism

Given our situation with COVID19, we are implementing new procedures for the preparation for and celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism. We have a remote preparation process and we are not scheduling any baptisms. Once we can resume celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism, families will be contacted in the order they completed steps 1-5 below.

Baptism is the first step in our initiation into the Christian Community. Bringing your child into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism includes the following essentials:

  1. Register in the parish if you are not already a member, or provide a permission letter from your pastor for the baptism to take place at St. Mary’s.
  2. Complete the Baptism Preparation process, a combination of watching a video at home and a Zoom meeting. Register by calling the Parish Life Center at 651-429-7771 or emailing Mary Beth Jambor.
  3. Provide a copy of the birth certificate.
  4. Complete a Baptismal Information Sheet.
  5. Pay a $30 per child administration fee.

**If you have attended a Baptism Preparation Class at St. Mary’s in the last five years, you only need to complete steps 3-5 to schedule a Baptism date.

Schedule a Baptism

Once the above steps are completed, you can be placed on the waiting list for a Baptism date.

Choosing a Godparent/Sponsor

  • You must choose 1 sponsor. You may choose up to two.
  • If there are two sponsors, one female and one male.
  • Sponsors need to meet these three requirements:
    1. A fully initiated Catholic (Baptized, Confirmed and Eucharist)
    2. At least 16 years old
    3. A good model of faith for your child and in good standing in the Catholic Church