Jesus says, "Truly, truly, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God."
The Sacrament of Baptism symbolizes the washing away of sins and cleansing the soul by immersing it in water. Through Baptism, one is being initiated into the family of the Catholic Church.
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Both Parents must request the Sacrament of Baptism for their child by signing the Baptism Request form.
Parents must be practicing Catholics and commit themselves to teaching the faith to their child. They must present a copy of the child's legal Birth Certificate and a copy of Picture ID for each parent. This may be the Driver License, Passport, etc.
It is understood that the parents will choose godparents who lead a life of faith, in harmony with the role to be undertaken. They must be older than 16 years of age, should be a man and a woman or one of them and must be actively registered in a parish.
The godparents must be practicing Catholics and be able to prove that they have received the Sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. A person not meeting these requirements, may only be a witness to the ceremony. If the godparents were confirmed in the United States, a copy of the Confirmation Certificate will suffice. If confirmed elsewhere, then a Baptism Certificate with marginal notes, or individual certificates for all three sacraments, or a letter from the parish where they received the sacraments will be required.
Parents and godparents must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class.
Anyone who is not a registered member of St. Timothy's or lives outside our parish boundaries will need to present a "Sponsor Letter" from their respective parishes. This is a form letter that parishes have in which they will state that you are either a registered member or live within their boundaries and give you permission to baptize here.
These are celebrated every 4th Sunday of each Month at 2:00 PM. We ask that you be here 15 minutes prior to the ceremony and that the sanctity of the church is respected by all.
Contact the Parish Office 6 weeks in advance. (305) 274-8224
If you require special assistance, or need further information, please contact the Parish Office: (305) 274-8224