The soul is regenerated in the sacred waters of baptism and thus becomes God's child. - St. Maximilian Kolbe
The baptism of a Christian into the faith is an occasion for celebration for the entire Church, and especially for the Parish community that welcomes a new member. The Sacrament of Baptism marks a very important point in the spiritual life of your child. With this first Sacrament of Initiation, your child is welcomed into the community of God’s family.
Parents who would like to have their child baptized at St. Augustine should begin the process by contacting the parish office to schedule a meeting between both parents and the pastor. New parents should plan to attend baptismal preparation meetings.
Godparent Requirements Canon Law requires that parents have at least one godparent for their child, although you may elect to have two – a godmother and a godfather. A godparent must be at least sixteen years old, have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, and be in good standing with the Catholic Church. Other Christians (family and friends) may stand witness to the Baptism; however, they are considered Christian witnesses, not godparents.
Adults and Older Children
Adults seeking Baptism should go to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult (RCIA) page on this website.