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[ultimate_heading main_heading=”ST. FRANCES OF ROME CHURCH BAPTISMS” main_heading_color=”#666666″ sub_heading_color=”#666666″ main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans|variant:600″ main_heading_style=”font-weight:600;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:36px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:36px;” sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]The Sacrament Of Baptism Receives A Child Into The Church Community[/ultimate_heading]

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

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[info_list icon_bg_color=”#da5455″ icon_color=”#ffffff” font_size_icon=”24″ connector_animation=”fadeInUp”][info_list_item list_title=”Birth Certificate” list_icon=”Defaults-user”]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.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Permission Letter” list_icon=”Defaults-user”]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.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Civil Marriage” list_icon=”Defaults-user”]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.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Pre-Baptismal Class” list_icon=”Defaults-user”]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.”[/info_list_item][/info_list]

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

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

[info_list icon_bg_color=”#da5455″ icon_color=”#ffffff” font_size_icon=”24″ connector_animation=”fadeInUp”][info_list_item list_title=”Age” list_icon=”Defaults-group”]Must be at least sixteen years old or greater (Diocese of San Bernardino);[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Faith” list_icon=”Defaults-group”]Be a Catholic, have received Eucharist, have been confirmed, and leads a life in harmony with the faith[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Canonical Penalty” list_icon=”Defaults-group”]Not bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared (i.e. living in an invalid marriage)[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Documents” list_icon=”Defaults-group”]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)

[/list_lower_roman]You may not act as a godparent without these requirements.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Boundaries” list_icon=”Defaults-group”]Godparents, not in our boundaries, can attend the pre-baptismal class in their own parish and must submit certificate of completion by date requested.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Fee” list_icon=”Defaults-group”]There is a $40 nonrefundable fee per child.[/info_list_item][/info_list]

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