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Infant Baptism

We recognize a child’s baptism is an exciting time for parents, godparents and families. In preparation for this special Sacrament of Initiation, parents are invited to learn about the Rite of Baptism.

Baptism Schedule

Baptisms are held a few times each month during or after a particular Mass — except during Lent. (There are NO baptisms scheduled during Lent.) Contact the parish office to secure the date and time for your child’s Baptism Celebration. Parents are encouraged to plan ahead. Some dates fill quickly.

Baptism Conference

Parish members of Saint John Vianney wishing to have their child baptized are required to attend a Baptism Conference preparation session.* Parents are encouraged to attend this session prior to birth of the child. Baptism Conferences are held once each month in the evenings to prepare parents for the Rite of Baptism. The two hour Baptism Conference is held monthly on alternating Wednesday or Thursday evenings:

  • The theology of Baptism
  • The role of godparents / sponsors
  • Explanations of the Rite
  • Group sharing
  • Catechesis or oral teaching

Both parents are expected to attend the class unless an exemption is requested and approved*. You are encouraged to select a time when both parents can attend and preferably before the birth of the child. To register for the Baptism Conference, parents are invited to contact the Parish Office during normal business hours to complete the Baptism Registration Form and select a conference date that is convenient for both parents. A $10 fee is collected for conference materials.

* Note: Parents who have attended Baptism Conference within the past two years may receive an exception from this requirement.

  • Godparents

    Godparents are meant to play a very important role in your child’s spiritual life. They serve as significant role models of our faith. Learn more about it to help you discern.

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  • Baptism Presenters

    Who is better at sharing the joys of raising Catholic children today than our own parishioners? Husband and wife teams lead the Baptism Conference preparation sessions together.

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