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"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, 

and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments."

Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1213

Children 7 and under Baptism Guidelines

The Staff of St. Patrick Cathedral offer our congratulations on the birth or upcoming birth of your child. We pray that God will bless and guide you in your preparation for baptism! Through baptism we become part of the royal, priestly people of God, called to holy lives of prayer and service.

Baptism under 7 Form

Required documents

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    1. Provide member number in the Child's Information Sheet or submit Letter of Permission from the Catholic church where you belong.
    2. Copy of child's birth certificate or verification of birth facts
    3. Proof of attendance to a baptism preparation class
  • The chosen godparent(s) will be role models to your child on how to live his or her Catholic faith. When discerning for godparents, please select based on the following requirements that must be met by all godparents:

    1. Must be at least 16 years old and a practicing Catholic. A practicing Catholic implies they attend Sunday mass and receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation regularly. Must submit a Letter of Good Standing.
    2. Letter of Good Standing
    3. If married, the godparent's marriage must be recognized by the Catholic Church and submit a copy of the sacrament (If unmarried, the godparent may not be cohabitating).
    4. Provide proof of attendance to a baptism preparation in accordance with cannon law.
    5. Godparent/Sponsor Form
    • Parents cannot be godparents to their own children, however, the child's GRANDPARENTS are eligible (so long as they meet the requirements previously mentioned)
    • A Baptized non-Catholic, may serve as a Christian Witness only when accompanied by a Catholic godparent who has met the requirements. One must be female and the other male.
    • If a godparent is unable to attend the baptism, the parents will need a proxy to stand in the place if the godparent.