Are you Pregnant? Have a newborn? Child not yet baptized?
Baptism Preparation Class
If you are planning to have your child baptized, you can start the process now. Baptism Preparation Class is held the first Sunday of most months at 10:15am and lasts approximately one hour. We begin class at the baptismal font in the narthex of the church. Please complete the Baptism Registration Form if you are interested in having your child baptized and call or email Mandy Westrich to pre-register for class as space is limited.
Upcoming Class Dates:
Classes in Spanish are held the first Monday of each month. Spanish baptisms are performed on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Please call for more information.
¿Espera su familia un hijo? ¿Tienen un recién nacido? Niño aún no bautizado?
Curso de Preparación para el Bautismo
Si desean que su hijo reciba el Sacramento del Bautismo ya pueden iniciar el proceso. Celebramos el Curso de Preparación prácticamente el primer domingo del mes a las 10:15 am. Comenzamos la clase en la fuente bautismal en el nártex o atrio de la iglesia.
Para inscribirse en el Curso de Preparación para Bautismo, les invitamos a acceder a nuestra página web, www.scosparish.org/baptism, llamar a Mandy Westrich al 727-531-7721 x129 o comunicarse con su correo electrónico, email@example.com, y pre-registrarse para la clase.
Las clases se ofrecen en español el primer lunes de cada mes y los bautizos en español se hacen el tercer domingo de cada mes. Pueden llamar para más información.
What do we ask of parents bringing their child for the sacrament of Baptism?
Call the Parish Office or email Mandy Westrich so that we can help you schedule a time to meet with our clergy and to register for one of the required baptism preparation classes.
Both parents are encouraged to attend the baptismal preparation session.
The godparents are also invited to attend along with you but this is not required.
Baptismal Preparation Sessions are mostly held on the first Sunday of the month with a few exceptions at 10:15 am and last approximately one hour. Please see dates listed above.
All forms (Baptism Information Form & Parish Registration Form, if new to the parish) must be turned in before attending the preparation session. Parents must pre-register and attend one baptism preparation class. Parents are also expected to be registered members of St. Catherine of Siena parish. Become a member of the parish by completing the Parishioner Registration Form.
727-531-7721 ext 129 | Email Mandy
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.
“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