Thank you for inquiring about having your child Baptized at St. Mary Nativity/Holy Cross parishes.
The Sacrament of Baptism immerses us in the paschal mystery. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as beloved sons and daughters of God. By being baptized, we become members of the Catholic Church and our parish communities of St. Mary Nativity & Holy Cross.
Baptisms are held on the Second and Fourth Sundays of each month. We conduct Baptismal Preparation Classes on the First Sunday of each month from 10:30 until Noon.
For parents who are Baptizing their first child, we require them to attend a Baptismal Preparation class; offering for this class is $30 per family. Parents, and grandparents are welcome to attend the class together. Godparents/sponsors are encouraged to attend a class as well, to best understand their role, which is to help the baptized live in this world to always give the greater glory to God.
Prior to scheduling a Baptismal date and selecting the child(ren)’s godparents/sponsors, please note the following instructions for godparents/sponsors:
From the Code of Canon Law:
Sponsors for the sacraments of Baptism and/or Confirmation must be Catholics who have been confirmed and have already received the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist; and who lead a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken. (Cans. 874 & 893)
Godparents will be asked to fill out a Baptismal Sponsor Affidavit form and have it signed by their home parish pastor; and must be able to attest to the following requirements:
One godparent/sponsor, male or female, is sufficient; but there may be two, one of each sex.
Has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist (Communion) in the Catholic Church
Be a practicing Catholic in good standing and have no defect in their relationship with the Church.
Is 16 years of age.
If married, is validly married according to the laws of the Catholic Church.
If they have children, the children are being educated in the Catholic faith.
Attest their faith in Jesus Christ & fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Baptism Inquiring Form Below can this be sent directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you would like to attend an upcoming Baptismal Preparation class, or to schedule a Baptism for younger siblings, please fill out the form below and tell us a little about your family and the child whom you would like to have Baptized. Once we receive your form, we will contact you within one business day.
Please note, if your child is over 7 years old, they are invited to attend Sacramental Preparation classes through our parish. Contact the Director of Faith Formation to set up an interview.
Call the rectory to have Holy Communion brought to shut-ins, or to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Please notify the Rectory Office whenever a family member is seriously ill or hospitalized.
Preparation for the sacrament of Marriage should begin at least 6 months in advance. The rectory should be called first before making other wedding plans.
Upon the death of a loved one, before publication in the newspaper, please contact the Rectory Office directly to schedule the Funeral Mass.
Adults interested in joining the Catholic church should contact the Rectory Office for information concerning the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
We welcome all new members. Please phone or visit the Rectory Office to join St. Mary Nativity or Holy Cross Parish.
Two Collective Mass Intentions are offered for Saturday Evening at 4PM and Sunday Morning at 10:30AM at St. Mary Nativity & Holy Cross Parishes. The Mass for People of the Parish and weekday Masses are for single intentions.
Parishioners of St. Mary Nativity and Holy Cross may drop their parish envelope in the Sunday Collection at either parish. Your contribution will be recorded at your parish.