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Baptism Preparation

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St. Columba’s strives to make the baptism of your infant or child as meaningful as possible. Families who have been registered members of the parish for three months may schedule a baptism. A form must be completed for each baptismal candidate at least six weeks prior to the baptism.

Parents attend the preparation class prior to the baptism, and godparents who live in the area are invited to attend. Baptism rehearsal occurs the Saturday prior to baptism, at 10 am in the Church Nave. Questions? Contact: Katie McGervey

Individual arrangements are made to help prepare youth ages 8-16 for baptism. Adults (over age 16) who want to make a commitment to the Christian faith through baptism will prepare with one of the clergy.
Questions? Contact: the Rev. Amy Molina-Moore

Important Links

Baptism Schedule (PDF)
Baptism Online Registration
Baptism Registration (PDF)
Baptism Sponsor’s Booklet