There is no greater gift to give your child than to be baptized! It is at your child’s baptism they will become a child of God and will become part of the Body of Christ.
Here are the main things to consider when preparing for a baptism at St. Francis Xavier:
- Baptism takes place in the church on the first and third weekends of the month after the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday or after 10:30am Mass on Sunday.
- If you or your child has not attended baptism preparation class within the past five years, you will be required to attend the class (classes are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30am – 10:30am at the Faith and Education Center).
- Your child can either have one male or one female godparent, or one of each. The godparent must be Catholic and older than 16 years of age. They must also have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation whiling leading a life of faith and in good standing with the Catholic Church.
- You may also include a Christian Witness to take on the role of praying for the child and helping him or her grow spiritually. These witnesses can be of any Christian denomination or gender.
To learn more about baptisms or to arrange one at St. Francis Xavier, please contact the Parish Office (763) 684-0075.
“Jesus said, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.'” -Matthew 28:19