Infant Baptism

The information below applies to the baptism of infants and children who have not yet reached the age of seven years old. Adults and children of catechetical age should visit Youth Baptism or Adult Baptism

As parents and godparents, you have the privilege and responsibility to guide your child or godchild through his or her faith journey. That journey begins in a formal way with baptism.

Common Questions

What are the responsibilities of the godparent?
• Together with the parents, present an infant for baptism
• Help the parents to raise child in the faith and lead a Christian life
• Help the baptized person to lead a Christian life in keeping with baptism

How many godparents to select?
• One godparent is required and must meet the criteria below
• If there are two godparents, they must be one male and one female
• In some cultures it is common practice to have several godparents. If the child is to have more than two, only two are listed on the record and on the baptismal certificate

What are the criteria for eligibility for godparents?
• The godparent must be designated by the parents or other authority to do so
• The godparent must be at least 16 years of age
• The godparent must be a Catholic who has received the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation
• Must lead a life which will encourage the child to live a Christin life
• Not the parents

May a Christian (who is not Catholic) be a godparent?
• So long as the requirement for one Catholic godparent is met, a baptized non-Catholic may be listed a Christian Witness

Celebrating Baptism at Holy Trinity

All baptisms are communal. Baptisms are celebrated with the Christian community and more than one family will participate in the liturgy. Baptisms are celebrated either as a Liturgy of the Word service or during one of a regularly scheduled weekend Masses in the Church.

Baptism during a Liturgy of the Word service:

During a Liturgy of the Word service, Mass is not celebrated. These liturgies are scheduled on either a Saturday morning or a Sunday afternoon and last approximately 45 minutes. With as many as eight families participating, up to 40 guests per family (after parents and godparents) are welcome.

Baptism during Mass:

Baptisms that take place during a Mass last approximately one hour.

Holy-Trinity-Baptism-Calendar-2024 (June-December 2024)

Please confirm date with the Baptism Coordinator at before inviting family and friends.

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Baptism Preparation Class at Holy Trinity

As preparation for the celebration of baptism at Holy Trinity, parents should attend a baptismal preparation class if they have not done so within the last two years. The class can be taken at Holy Trinity or any Catholic church. Godparents are welcome, but not required, to attend. At Holy Trinity, these classes are currently held via Zoom, once a month on either Saturday morning or Monday evening. Please see the class calendar, registration form and who to contact with questions about classes below.

Register for a Baptism Prep Class (July 2024-December 2024)

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Copies of Baptism Certificate from Holy Trinity

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Sponsor Letter or Parishioner Permission Letter for Baptism Away from Holy Trinity

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