«Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved»
The First Sacrament of Christian Initiation
As Catholics, we have a unique practice of baptizing our children at an early age. We do this because Baptism is a crucial way of introducing and guiding them into the faith.
By baptizing our children, we are opening the door for them to receive other sacraments, absolving them of original sin, allowing them to receive the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, and making them part of the great family of families that is the Church.
Finding the Right Godparents
Godparents play a crucial role in the lives of their godchildren. They are responsible for guiding and accompanying them on their spiritual journey throughout their lives. Therefore, it is essential that the godparents:
Are people of faith, Catholic, and capable of helping their godchildren grow in Catholic virtues and love for Jesus and Our Lady.
Lead a life consistent with Catholic virtues. While there are many good people, if they do not believe in or live according to Catholic values, they are not suitable to be godparents.
Are at least 16 years old, have received the sacraments of initiation -Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation- and are practicing Catholics.
To baptize your children, there are a few necessary steps that must be followed:
Both parents and godparents must attend the pre-baptismal class to learn or refresh their understanding of this sacrament.
All necessary documentation must be completed.
The date and time of the celebration must be determined based on the parish calendar.