Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism 

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

Requirements

Infant Baptism

Parents who wish to have their infant baptized at Church of the Blessed Sacrament need to meet the following requirements. These requirements have been updated as of June 2015. 

1. Parents must be registered and currently attending Church of the Blessed Sacrament for six months before any baptism can be scheduled. 

2. Parents must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class if seeking Baptism for a first child or if they have not previously attended a class for a previous child. Please contact Missy Krockover three to four months prior to the birth of your child.

For permission for a baptism to take place at another parish, the above requirements must be met along with a letter from the Pastor.

Baptism for Older Children and Teens
Please contact the Faith Formation Coordinator by email or phone at 765-463-5733 for information on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children. 

Baptism for Adults
Adults receive the Sacrament of Baptism through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information, please contact Sarah Jesse.

Godparents
Please download the Godparent Certificate Form.   

Do you need a copy of your Baptism Certificate? 
Please contact the parish where you were baptized. If you were baptized at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, please contact Wilma Brannan, Sacramental Records.