Congratulations! We are very happy for you and your baby. A new child brings hope for a brighter future for the family and world. As parents, you have a major role in bringing this hope to reality by helping your child become the person God planned her/him to be. But you are not alone. The whole Catholic community shares in this responsibility and is called by God to help you.
Baptism is the first of three sacraments of Christian Initiation through which we become full members of Christ’s body, the Church. In Baptism the seed of faith is planted, we become the temple of the Blessed Trinity and members of the Church, and are freed from the power of original and personal sin. In Confirmation we receive special gifts from the Holy Spirit, which strengthen us to be true witnesses of Christ in the world. In Holy Communion we receive Christ himself so that we may have eternal life and may show forth the unity of God’s people. Baptism is therefore only the beginning of a life of commitment by the parents and child to be formed by God in union with the Church. We at St. Rose Church welcome the opportunity to help you grow closer to God as you prepare for this baptism.
For now, during the COVID pandemic, we are offering baptisms indoors at 25% capacity. English Baptisms are held on Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and Spanish baptisms are Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Please note there is a limit of how many families can attend, space is limited. Call the office to check availability.
Keep in mind that each family is allowed 10 guests and everyone , except for the baby, must wear a mask.
Parents and Godparents are required to take baptismal preparation classes.
We offer them 6 times a year in English.
Classes left in 2021 are:
They are all Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the baptistry. Please call office to per-register.
Spanish baptism classes are the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Please call to per-register.
In order to pick a day for your child's baptisms, you must first take the class. After you have taken the class you must bring in the baby's birth certificate and an $80 donation to the parish office and at that moment you will be allowed to pick a date for baptism.