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 and at least two weeks prior to the Baptism Ceremony Date. 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.  

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 the Parish Office by phone 630.922.0081 ext 230 or email welcome@hscc.us.

Available Baptism Dates

All Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays at 12:30pm

2018

  • October 7, 21
  • November 4, 18
  • December 16

2019

  • January 13
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • May 5, 19
  • June 2, 16
  • July 7, 21
  • September 1, 15
  • November 3, 17
  • December 1, 15

Non-Infant Baptism (7 years and older)

Please contact Roberta Balsewicz at 630.922.0081 ext 234 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!