On this page, you will find information for the baptism of infants (new born to children in KG). If you are looking for information for the baptism of children (1st grade and up) or Adults:
Please visit Ministries and Groups/Religious Education or call Religious Education Office Tel. 305-557-2511.
Catholic Baptism is important because it is affirmed by the Lord as necessary for salvation, as stated in John 3:5. Christ commanded His disciples to baptize those who come to faith, ensuring their rebirth through water and the Spirit.
Please carefully read the requirements for the Baptism of your child. Allow SIX weeks before the requested date of Baptism to start the procedure. Baptisms usually takes one Sunday per month in the Parish Temple at 1:30 pm or you can arrange a private baptism on Saturday morning.
- Come to the parish office and complete and Sign the Baptism
- Application (The parents must give consent)
- Copy of your child’s legal birth certificate
- Copy of the Certificate of Confirmation of the Godparents (Godparents must be 16 years orolder)
- Copy of the parent’s ID
- Copy of the Godparent’s ID
Only one Godparent is required, but you may also select two.In accord with Canon 874 of the Code of Canon Law, the Church can admit a person to the role of Godparent/Sponsor if:
- He or she is not less than sixteen years of age; and has been confirmed and has already received the blessed Eucharist.
- Lives a life of faith which befits the role to be undertaken, and is not either the father or the mother of the person.
- At least one of the Godparents/Sponsors must be an active, registered parishioner in good standing with a Catholic parish. Given the functions and role a Godparent/ Sponsor exercises, a non-Catholic Christian cannot be admitted as a Godparent/Sponsor; however, he or she can serve as a witness of honor. A non-Christian cannot serve in this latter capacity but is welcome to be present at the ceremony.
- In the event that a godparent cannot be present for the Celebration of the Baptism, the godparent may be represented by a proxy. The proxy must meet the same requirements of the godparent. When a proxy is used, the godparent needs to provide a letter designating the proxy by name. Proxies do not replace the role of godparent. The proxy must be a Baptized Christian.
- The Catholic seeking to be admitted as a Godparent/Sponsor must “live a life of faith which befits the role to be undertaken.”.
We recognize that you may have difficulty fulfilling the requirements. We advise you to discuss the details with the priest who is happy to help you with the process.