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Infant Baptism

We rejoice with you as you welcome your new child into your home and heart!  Baptism is the first step in living a life of faith in Christ.  Here at St. John and St. Kilian we are excited to take that first step with your family! 

Baptisms are celebrated during weekend liturgies.  If this is your first child, we require that parents attend a baptismal preparation session, typically held in the parish office on the first Monday of each month.  You are also welcome to attend a preparation session if this is not your first child, but would like to review the Rite of Baptism and interact with other parents as well.  Please contact Kathryn to register for baptismal preparation sessions. 

We ask that you provide:

  • a copy of your child's birth certificate
  • Confirmation information for the sponsor or godparents* (certificate or name, city of the parish, year, and maiden name, if applicable, where Confirmation was celebrated). 
  •  a completed parish baptismal form.

*The sponsor or at least one godparent (the godfather or godmother) must be a practicing Catholic who is at least 16 years of age and confirmed in the Catholic Church. You cannot have a Catholic as a sponsor if they are not Confirmed.  Choosing a sponsor or godparents

 
Pope Francis on Baptism: "The cry of a child is God's voice.  Truly, never, never chase them out of the church!" Read the full (and short) article here

 

How to Take Young Children to Mass Bring your child(ren) to Mass!  This is the ONLY way to learn to love our faith and to grow in the Body of Christ.

 

To turn in paperwork, inquire about baptismal preparation, and to schedule a baptism, please contact Kathryn Harvey in the St. Kilian parish office at 262.673.4831 x402 or harveyk@archmil.org.

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