BAPTISM
 
We do not charge any fees for baptism. We pass the collection plate at the service (or leave it on the table in the church, at the family’s option) and the family contributes voluntarily whatever it can afford.
 
We do not require anyone to attend any classes for baptism. 
 
We have three options available for Baptism:
 
1. Baptism at our 10:30 AM Sunday Sung Mass, which will always include music and is livestreamed on the internet. This option requires 3 weeks notice and a meeting sometime during the week before the selected Sunday to rehearse the ceremony. Prior to the meeting, the church furnishes the customized service booklet to the family. The service booklet has all the words and all the music.  This option is available for all Sundays except during Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas), during Lent (6 Sundays before Easter), and Easter Sunday morning. 
 
2. Baptism as a separate service, with or without music, and with or without Mass. This is usually done on a Saturday (but can be done Monday-Friday), any time during the day or early evening. This option requires 3 weeks notice and a meeting sometime before the selected date to rehearse the ceremony.  Prior to the meeting, the church furnishes the customized service booklet to the family. The service booklet has all the words and all the music (if any). This option is available at any time, except during Holy Week, although we do baptize at Easter Vigil, the night before Easter Sunday morning.
 
3. Private, quick baptism, at the church on 24 hours notice. This is barebones ceremony with no music that takes about 15 minutes maximum. It is generally used when there is a confidentiality concern or there is a need for the baptism to be done quickly.
 
If the family desires to hold a reception at the church, the family brings its own refreshments and snacks.
 
At the end of the ceremony, the church furnishes a Baptismal Certificate.