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 2nd & 4th 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.

NOTE: A Catholic who does not meet all of the above requirements may not be a godparent or a witness.

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 in 2021

April 11, 25
May 9, 23
June 13, 27
July 11, 25
August 8, 22
September 12, 26
October 10, 24
November 14, 28
December 12,

A Fee of $100.00 should be made out to Holy Spirit Catholic Community. This will help offset the costs of the church cleaning and disinfecting supplies. A Free Will offering is suggested for the the officiant of the Baptism.

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!