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Congratulations on making the important decision to have your child baptized!

What do we ask of parents bringing their child for the sacrament of Baptism?

Step One:

Download and fill out the Baptismal Information Form.
Return this form to the parish office.

Step Two:
Call the parish office so that we can help you schedule a time to meet with our clergy.

Step Three:
Both parents are expected to attend the baptismal preparation session.
The Godparents are also invited to attend along with you.
Baptismal Preparation Classes are held on
the first
Sunday of the month at 10:15am.

All forms (Baptism Information Form & Parish Registration Form, if new to the parish) must be turned in before attending the preparation session. Parents are also expected to be registered members of St. Catherine of Siena parish.  Become a member of the parish by completing the Parish Registration Form.

Celebration of the Sacrament:

Baptisms are celebrated during Sunday Mass or the Saturday Vigil, and outside of Mass on the last Sunday of the month.

Elizabeth Chinery at the parish office: 727-531-7721, ext. 129.

“Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.”  St. Gregory Of Nazianzus, Oratio 40,3-4:PG 36,361C