Our Baptism Preparation program is offered for parents and godparents preparing for the Baptism of their infant or small children ages 4-6. Children over the age of six, teenagers and adults hoping to receive the Sacrament of Baptism will be part of our Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) program. See below for more information.
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 Faith@StMartinOfToursFife.com.
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 ask that all parents and Godparents complete Baptism Preparation once every two years. 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, and we encourage networking for parenting guidance. Our goal is to provide a very friendly environment to introduce young new parents to each other in hopes that friendships may form over time.
Big Kids' Baptism Prep
For children ages 4-6, along with parents and Godparents
We will take great care once a child is old enough to understand his or her own Baptism. The Baptism Preparation for children ages 4-6 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 never been Baptized will be a part of our RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of 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 or e-mail Terri Nido at (253) 922-7882 or e-mail.
(updated September 1, 2020) We are hopeful to recruit volunteers to assist with Baptism in the future, once current limitations due to public health are lifted. If interested in joining this fun ministry, please contact Terri Nido by phone at 253 922 7882 or e-mail.