Baptism

“The Celebrations of Weddings, Funerals, and Baptisms held indoors are allowed up to a maximum of Twenty five (25) attendees or 25% of the capacity of the building, whichever is lower.”  Archbishop’s Memo Oct 5, 2021
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Active Parishioners who want to have their child celebrate the sacrament of baptism at St. Anthony’s should remember that:
  • They must be a registered parishioner for at least one year at the Church prior to the request
  • The Godparents must be practising Catholics who are confirmed and no younger than 16 years of age (one person may be a baptized Christian in another Christian denomination, but then is only a witness to the baptism);
  • They must take part in our Baptismal Preparation.
  • Dates for baptisms are not available by request but follow the schedule of the Parish. 
  • If you are planning a baptism you must first call the office and fill out the appropriate form. Depending upon the circumstances you may need to speak with the Pastor.
​Active parishioners are understood to be those who, first and foremost, attend Sunday Eucharist on a weekly basis. Of course, it is understood that illness, work schedules, sick children, etc. may sometimes prevent a person from attending Eucharist, however excluding oneself from Sunday Mass attendance should not be the norm. A contributing parishioner also, so much as is feasible, gives of their time and talent in a ministry: usher, parking attendant, reader, catechist, member of the decorating committee, etc. An active parishioner also financially supports their parish and doesn’t leave it to others. This is one of the six commandments of the Church, as is Sunday Mass attendance, which is also one of the Ten Commandments.