“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.”
It is very exciting to help our children begin to discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus, and in the process we come to know and understand God’s love and caring in deeper ways ourselves. To baptize your child means that you are willing to take on the responsibility to raise your child in the Catholic faith. You are committed to nurturing that faith by your practice and good example. It is the beginning of your child’s journey of faith, which will last a lifetime.
To get a better understanding of both the theology and rite of Baptism, view this video about Baptism that has been prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Registering for Baptism
Please call or drop by the Parish Office (308-497-2662) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to register your baby for Baptism or call Fr. Antony.
Baptism Preparation Meeting
Parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Meeting before your child’s Baptism. Please call or drop by the Parish Office (308-497-2662) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to register or call Fr. Antony.
When deciding on Godparents, you should consider Christian relatives or friends who:
- Would be a good Christian role model for your child.
- Who give witness to God in their everyday lives.
- Who are willing to maintain a long-term relationship with your child.
- A proxy for the ceremony may be chosen if a Godparent cannot attend.
For older children, baptismal preparations need to be established either through Religious Education classes or individual tutoring with a Certified Catechist. Baptism for adults is completed through Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), faith formation classes that are held yearly depending on the availability of candidates. To know more about RCIA, please call the Parish Office.