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Our next Class will be held
Thursday, September 5th at 7:00pm in the Church
Please register below.
The following class will be held Oct 17th, 2019

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We at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are happy that you want to have your baby baptized. The baptism of your child provides an opportunity for your entire family to reflect on a faith-filled life and spirituality. In bringing your child to the Church to receive this Sacrament, you are saying that you desire to share your living faith with your child. This is a step you are taking to raise your child within the community of believers and to educate them in the Catholic faith.

First Steps:
1. Download and fill out a baptismal registration form.
2. 
Return the completed form to the parish office with a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
3. At this time, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a baptismal class on our website (register below).
4. Upon completion of the class, the Baptism of your child can be scheduled.

Age of Child

Under ordinary circumstances, parents should see to the baptism of their infants within the first few weeks/months. The first consideration in determining the time is the welfare of the child. If the child is sickly, the baptism should not be unduly delayed.

If your child is seven years or older, we will work with you to find the best pathway that leads your child to the Sacrament of Baptism.

Membership

When you call the parish office at SEAS or come in to talk to us about the baptism of your child, we will look and see if;
      a.) you are registered in the parish and;
      b.) you practice your faith.
If you are not registered, now is the time to register! Once your family is registered, then we ask that you begin your journey to baptism.

Although the Sacrament of Baptism does not have a cost for parishioners, the day of the Baptism you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the church.

Non-Members
However, there are always special cases, and for good reasons, we are happy to work with non-members to provide the Sacraments of the Church to their children. In the case of non-members, we ask for a letter of permission and delegation from the pastor of their home parish.

Baptismal Preparation Classes

Our baptism classes are scheduled once a month and will be held in the church. To register for the Baptism Class, please see below. In addition, you may attend classes at a neighboring parish. Please check their class schedules. A letter of verification of attendance from that church is required.

It is necessary that both parents attend a baptism class if this is their first child being baptized. If both parents have attended a baptismal preparation class within the last 5 years, we would welcome their participation but do not require that they attend again.

Requirements for Parents

At least one of the parents should be a practicing Catholic willing to commit to the task of rearing their child in the faith of the Church. Parents should accept that they are the first and foremost teachers of the faith.

Often times the baptism of the child encourages the parents to participate fully in the practice and living of their faith. The birth of the child and the desire to have that child baptized serves as a catalyst for the parents to return to a faith filled life within the Catholic community.

Requirements for Godparents/Sponsors

Godparents need to be actively emerged in the Catholic tradition. They serve as models and guides in the life of the child and the parents. They, along with the priest and parents, welcome the child to the community and signify that welcome by marking the child with the Sign of the ross. Godparents promise to support the parents in raising the child in the practice of the faith.

Choosing a godparent/sponsor is a very personal decision, however, the Church does ask that certain requirements be met:
      1. At least 16 years of age.
      2. A practicing Catholic who is baptized and confirmed and has received First Communion.
      3. Someone other than the parents of the child to be baptized.
      4. Leading a life in harmony with the Catholic faith and the role they are about to assume.

Note: Only one godparent/sponsor is required. As long as one of the godparents is a practicing Catholic, a baptized practicing non-Catholic Christian may serve as a “Christian Witness” as a second sponsor to the baptism. A Christian Witness is not required to take the baptismal preparation class, but they are welcome to attend.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the parish office via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY and return all forms to the Parish Office.
BAPTISM REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Pre-registration is required if you wish to attend the Baptism Class.
BAPTISM CLASS REGISTRATION (ONLINE)

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday-Saturday
8:30am in the chapel

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5:30pm

Sunday Masses
7:30am, 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am

Chapel Hours
Daily Rosary
Monday - Saturday 8:00am

Chapel is open
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday
8:00am - 5:30pm

Adoration
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
9:00 - 10:00am

Sunday - Friday
5:00 - 10:00pm

Reconciliation
Saturday
4:00-5:00pm or by appointment

Baptisms
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Marriages
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Parish Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday
8:00am - 1:00pm