BAPTISM

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)

Baptismal Preparation for Infants & Young Children

 

Our parish looks forward to welcoming your child into the Catholic Church. It is through the waters of Baptism, by the power the Holy Spirit, that we are reborn into Christ, "so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life" (John 3:15). Thank you for wanting to give your child the gift of Baptism, which incorporates them into the mystical Body of Christ. We look forward to walking with you along this journey of Faith for both you and your child. 

 

If you are interested in having your child baptized at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal or St. Theresa Church, please schedule a session with Chris Fortin to speak further about baptismal preparation and a possible date for Baptism. You are welcome to schedule a time with Chris using our online scheduling platform or you can reach him by email: cfortin@olmmparish.org or phone: (603) 926-2206. 

Baptismal Preparation consists of two sessions which will meet for about 90 minutes each, delving in the beauty of the Sacrament of Baptism and preparing parents and godparents to know and understand the Rite of Baptism. After scheduling an initial conversation with Chris, you will have have the opportunity to sign up for the two baptismal preparation sessions. 

 

Godparents

As you choose godparents for your child, please keep in mind that they must be a confirmed and practicing Catholic, and be at least 16 years of age. You may have one or two godparents, however, if you have two, it must be one male and one female. Please take some time to prayerfully consider who you would like to ask to be godparents, as this is not about an honoary title, but comes with the role and responsibility to help you raise your child in the Catholic Faith. More details about the requirements of Godparents can be found in the document below. 

 

Every potential godparent must complete a Godparent Information Form, that will need to be signed and sealed by the pastor of the parish they are registered at and attend Mass at regularly. The form can be dowloaded below.