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ST. FRANCES OF ROME CHURCH BAPTISMS

The Sacrament Of Baptism Receives A Child Into The Church Community

All requirements need to be met, in order to reserve a baptism

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PARENTS AND SINGLE PARENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Birth Certificate

    Parents must bring a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate. If the child is adopted, a legal document showing tutorial custody must be presented.

  • Permission Letter

    Parents must be registered in our parish or if they are living outside our boundaries are required to obtain a permission letter from their pastor.

  • Civil Marriage

    We will baptize the baby of parents living in a civil marriage. We hope that the parents will use this opportunity to bless their marriage in the church so that they can return to the sacraments. Schedule an appointment with the priest or deacon.

  • Pre-Baptismal Class

    Parents and Godparents must attend a pre-baptismal class. The Code of Canon Law number 851 states: “The parents of an infant who is to be baptized and likewise those who are to undertake the office of sponsor (godparent) are to be properly instructed in the meaning of this sacrament and the obligations which are attached to it.”

NOTE: Children seven (7) years and over will need to receive catechesis before baptism and enroll in the R.C.I.C.

GODPARENTS REQUIREMENTS

Godparents serve as the child’s sponsors. The Code of Canon Law number 874.2 sets down the requirements for the sponsor:

  • Age

    Must be at least sixteen years old or greater (Diocese of San Bernardino);

  • Faith

    Be a Catholic, have received Eucharist, have been confirmed, and leads a life in harmony with the faith

  • Canonical Penalty

    Not bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared (i.e. living in an invalid marriage)

  • Documents

    Godparents must present a copy of the following:

    1. Copy of Marriage Certificate. (if married in the church)
    2. Copy of Baptismal Certificate. (married or single)
    3. Copy of Confirmation Certificate. (married or single)
    4. Copy of Communion Certificate. (married or single)

    You may not act as a godparent without these requirements.

  • Boundaries

    Godparents, not in our boundaries, can attend the pre-baptismal class in their own parish and must submit certificate of completion by date requested.

  • Fee

    There is a $40 nonrefundable fee per child.

NOTE: Non-Catholic Sponsor. A parent can select as one of the sponsors a baptized non-Catholic to serve with a Catholic sponsor. However this person does not receive the designation of ‘godparent’ but that of a ‘Christian witness.’

For the dates of baptisms please contact the parish office at 951-674-6881