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 may join our Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) program.
Date of next Baptism Prep class: TBD
Taught by Deacon Pat and Lory Kelley, these classes will be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 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
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. 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.