Baptism Preparation

Our Baptism Preparation program is offered for parents and godparents preparing for the Baptism of their infant or small children (ages 4 to 6). Children over the age of six, teenagers and adults desiring Baptism will be part of our Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) program. See below for more information.

Next Baptism Prep class:

Sunday, October 29

Following 10 am Mass inside church

Registered Parish families who attend Mass on a regular basis and desire Baptism for their child may join. To become a registered parishioner, please pick up, complete and return a Registration Card, which are found in the church vestibule. If you have questions, please call our Parish Office at (253) 922-7882, or send an email to Ms. Terri.

Infant Baptism Preparation

For parents and Godparents of children under the age of 4

Taught by Deacon Pat and Lory Kelley, these classes will be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Parents must be registered with St. Martin of Tours Parish – registration cards are found at the check-in station at Sunday Masses. For details, please call the Parish Office - (253) 922-7882, or e-mail

It is not easy to raise a child without help and support today. Parents readily acknowledge that they need the love and prayers of the entire community. That is why we celebrate every Baptism joyfully, as the Baptized is entering into a community of believers. We form young parents in a clear understanding of the responsibilities they are taking on when they choose Baptism for their child. We also spend time helping them get to know other young families. Our goal is for friendships to form over time.

Baptism Prep for older children

Ages 4 to 6, along with parents and Godparents

We take great care once a child is old enough to understand his or her own Baptism. The Baptism Preparation for children ages 4 to 6 include the child and the parents, and we will prepare them both for a full Baptism. We want to be certain that this is something the child understands and remembers. Children over the age of six who have yet to be baptized will join our OCIC (Order of Christian Initiation for Children, formerly known as RCIC - Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) and prepared for full initiation into the Catholic Church along with our adults. We also offer sessions for parents and children who are seeking the same Sacrament, to study and receive it together. For more information, call Ms. Terri at (253) 922-7882 or email.  

Adult volunteers needed!

If interested in joining this fun ministry, please contact Ms. Terri.