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The Sacrament of Baptism

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
—Matthew 28:19-20a

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.
—Catechism of the Catholic Church

Baptism for Infants (Newborn to 6 years old) Guidelines

  • You must be a registered parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Community for three months prior to the baptismal date. To register for the parish click here.
  • Complete the online Baptism Registration Form.
  • Attend a Baptism Preparation 2-part Workshop at Holy Spirit within the past three years. Classes are held three times a year, and meet on Friday nights from 7:00pm - 8:30pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to noon. Both parents are expected to attend both sessions of this adult’s only workshop.  To register complete the online Baptism Preparation Workshop Registration.
  • Baptisms are celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month except during Lent. Up to eight children are baptized at one celebration.   See available dates.

Available Baptism Dates

August 20, 2017 at 12:30pm
September 17, 2017 at 12:30pm
October 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
October 15, 2017 at 12:30pm
November 5, 2017 at 12:30pm
November 19, 2017 at 12:30pm
December 3, 2017 at 12:30pm
January 7, 2018 at 12:30pm
January 21, 2018 at 12:30pm
February 11, 2018 at 12:30pm
April 15, 2018 at 12:30pm
May 6, 2018 at 12:30pm
May 20, 2018 at 12:30pm
June 17, 2018 at 12:30pm
July 1, 2018 at 12:30pm
July 15, 2018 at 12:30pm
August 5, 2018 at 12:30pm,
August 19, 2018 at 12:30pm
September 2, 2018 at 12:30pm
September 16, 2018 at 12:30pm
October 7, 2018 at 12:30pm
October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm
November 4, 2018 at 12:30pm
November 18, 2018 at 12:30pm
December 2, 2018 at 12:30pm
December 16, 2018 at 12:30pm

Godparent requirements

  • One male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each according to canon law.
  • Must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
  • At least 16 years old and a practicing Catholic. Click here for eligibility form. Must be received in Liturgy Office 2 weeks prior to baptism.
  • Must submit a copy of confirmation certificate 2 weeks prior to baptism.
  • Neither parent of the child may be a godparent.
  • A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community can be a Christian witness to the baptism provided there is one Catholic godparent who meets the above requirements. Click here for Christian Witness form. Must be received in Liturgy Office 2 weeks prior to baptism.

For questions regarding infant baptisms please contact Karen Asiyanbi in the Parish Office by phone 630.922.0081 ext 30 or email welcome@hscc.us.

Non-Infant Baptism (7 years and older)

Please contact Roberta Balsewicz at 630.922.0081 ext 34 or by email: rcia@hscc.us for more information so that we can personally connect with you to create an individualized plan to welcome you into the Church!