Presenting a child for baptism is a powerful manifestation of Jesus’ words, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you…” (John 15:16). During the rite, the parents are asked if they intend to bring their child up according to the Catholic faith, and the godparents are asked if they will assist the parents in this mission. This must be the firm intent of the adults who are presenting the child for baptism if the child is to “bear fruit that will remain” (John 15:16). You must be our parishioner for your child to be baptized here or have a letter granting permission from your home parish. In choosing godparents it should be noted that a godparent must be a practicing Catholic who has received all three sacraments of initiation. In addition a baptized Christian may be chosen as a Christian Witness.
Our baptism preparation are three classes, each generally takes 60 minutes total, and includes catechesis of the sacrament, and allows for a walk through of the rite.
Baptism is not an empty ritual or a mere symbol but it IS an essential part of God’s plan for our salvation.
Why Baptism is a Sacrament (May need to include a basic review of the Sacraments)
Biblical Historical significance of Baptism / Original sin
Participation in the death and resurrection of Jesus
Why we baptize/ new creation
Baptism as an essential element in salvation
Choosing Baptism for a child means a commitment to care for the spiritual health of the child
The Rite of Baptism and the significance of each element explained
Baptismal grace and the mission of the baptized
When can my child be baptized?
Because baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ, “we are members of one another” (Eph. 4:25). Baptism thus incorporates us into the Church. Consequently, baptisms are held during the Sunday Eucharist approximately every two months. Once the baptism class has been completed, one can schedule their child’s baptism for almost any of our Masses. The preparation class is required every 4 years.
You must be our parishioner to have your child baptized here
or have a letter granting permission from your home parish.
All Catholic faculty, Staff and Students of University of Oregon
belong to the parish by Church law.