Baptismal Preparation

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried, therefore, with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life

Romans 6:3-4

God has given us a tremendous gift in the Sacrament of Baptism and we are delighted to receive your child into the Church. Please read through the process below and let us know of any questions.

What do I need to do to have my child baptized?

We have not had the baptismal preparation class before.

We want you and your child fully prepared for the Sacrament! Please see the dates of our baptismal classes below and sign up for one. In addition, these forms will need to be completed.

FORMS REQUIRED

  • Baptismal Request Form
  • Godparent Commitment Forms
  • Letter of Good Standing For Godparents

Additional Recommendation: Baptismal Prep Class for Godparents

We have already attended the baptismal preparation class.

You do not need to retake the course, however we will need to know when you completed the course! These forms will also need to be completed. Please reach out to Jenny Keyes or Robin Padula at 734 453-0326.

FORMS REQUIRED

  • Baptismal Request Form
  • Godparent Commitment Forms
  • Letter of Good Standing For Godparents

Additional Recommendation: Baptismal Prep Class for Godparents

Baptism Forms and Requirements

Take a Baptismal Prep Course At OLGC

Dates of Baptismal Classes for 2022 - 2023

  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 1:30-3:30pm

Register for a Baptismal Class

Note: This is only for those who have not had a baptismal class before.

Baptismal Request Form
  • Speak with our Parish Office Receptionist, Jenny or Robin for help. Call 734 453-0326
  • Please note: you will need to know the names of the Godparents to complete the form.

Baptismal Request Form

Godparent Requirements

Canon Law of the Catholic Church has certain requirements for godparents.

  1. A Catholic who is at least 16 years old (Canon 874) and has received the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
  2. Live an active faith life to help the baptized person lead a Catholic Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it. (Canon 872)
  3. The godparent cannot be the father or mother of the one to be baptized (Canon 874).
  4. There can be a godfather, a godmother or one of each (Canon 873).
  5. A baptized, non-Catholic person may serve as a Christian Witness of the baptism (Canon 874) as long as one of the godparents is a Catholic.
  6. A godparent who is not a parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel must have their home parish provide a letter confirming active participation.
  7. If the Godparent is married, they must have been married in the Catholic Church by a priest. (This requirement does not have to be met for the non-Catholic Christian witness in #5 above.)
Schedule the Baptism

Our parish office receptionist will work with you to set up a time for the baptism.

Call Jenny Keyes or Robin Padula at 734 453-0326