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Baptism

To enter the Kingdom of God one must be born of water and the Holy Spirit (cf. John 3:5).

St. Hugh welcomes and rejoices with you on the gift of new life you have received from God and on your determination to present your child for Baptism, “the gate way to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments” (CDC 1213).

We pray that you accept joyfully the life God has entrusted to you and live up to your role as your child’s first teachers of the faith.

CELEBRATING BAPTISM AT ST. HUGH

Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation and should be celebrated in the parish where the parents of the child worship. It is also a communal celebration. The child is being joined to our parish community, the Body of Christ. Our community pledges to assist your child along his/her journey of Christian Faith.

Baptisms are celebrated the first Saturday of every month at 11:00 a.m., in English, and the second Saturday of every month at the same time, in Spanish.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

Parents and godparents of the children to be baptized must attend a Baptismal class to reflect on the responsibilities they undertake when baptizing their children.

BAPTISM OF ADULTS

Adults who have not been baptized and seek to join the Catholic Church through Baptism need to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), and will be baptized each year at the Easter Vigil. For more information about the RCIA, please contact the parish office.

REGISTERING A BABY FOR
BAPTISM AT ST. HUGH

In order to register your child for Baptism, please provide the following:

  • Proof that parents are active parishioners at St. Hugh or live within parish boundaries.
  • Original birth certificate of the child.
  • Sponsor certificates for godparents stating they are practicing Catholics, are at least 18 years of age, and at least one of them has  received the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation and practice the faith. If married, must have been married in the Catholic Church or in a Convalidation ceremony.
  • If one parent belongs to another religion or will be absent at the baptism, a notarized letter giving the parish authority to baptize the child is required.

Donations are welcomed when reserving date.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the celebration begins.

If you need a copy of a Baptismal Certificate for any Baptisms celebrated at St. Hugh, please contact the parish office, 305-444-8363.