Baptism

  • Currently, near future dates for baptism are postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

     

    Actualmente, las fechas futuras para el bautismo se posponen debido a la pandemia COVID-19.

  • If you wish to baptize at St. Colette Parish, please allow 3 months for adequate planning.

    The following are the requirements that must be fulfilled before the baptism:

    • Under 7 years old. For infant baptism, the child should be under the age of seven. The age of seven is determined to be the age of reason and therefore should be catechized before receiving the sacraments.
    • Copy of child’s birth certificate. Must be brought in one week prior to baptism. Copy can e made at Parish House Office.
    • Baptism Fromation Class. Parent and Godparents must attend a Baptism Formation Class. The classes are offered at St. Colette once a month in both English and Spanish. In English, the class is on the second Tuesday of the Month at 6:00PM. In Spanish, the class in on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM. Both are held in the School. You must pre-register for the class before attending. This can be done by calling the Parish House (847) 394-8100.
    • Donation of $100.
    • Godparent’s Form or supplemental documentation.Canon Law tells us the following about Godparents and who can serve in that role:

    Can. 872 Insofar as possible, a person to be baptized is to be given a sponsor who assists an adult in Christian initiation or together with the parents presents an infant for baptism. A sponsor also helps the baptized person to lead a Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it.
    Can. 873 There is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each.
    Can. 874 §1. To be permitted to take on the function of sponsor a person must: be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and intention of fulfilling this function; have completed the sixteenth year of age, unless the diocesan bishop has established another age, or the pastor or minister has granted an exception for a just cause; be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.

    §2. A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is not to participate except together with a Catholic sponsor and then only as a witness of the baptism.

     
     
    Therefore, either a Confirmation Certificate, a letter form the Godparent’s home parish, or a Catholic Marriage Certificate can be presented to satisfy the requirement. If non are an option, we have a Godparent’s Form that can be sign in front of a priest, deacon or appointed pastoral minister to fulfill the requirement.