Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1255 Pleasant St., Schenectady, NY 12303

 
                         
 
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS DATES 2016-17
All classes are held in the Faith Formation Center (Formally St. Paul the Apostle School) at Albany & VanZandt Sts., Schenectady
   The first Tuesday of each month from September through June.  7 PM to 8 PM  
 
  YOUR CHILD'S BAPTISM
  • Godparents may also attend the Baptism Preparation Class.
  • Parents must choose 2 Godparents, one male and one female.
  • At least one Godparent must be a fully initiated Catholic that is a practicing Catholic.
  • At least one Godparent must have received the Three Sacraments of Initiation:      Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist.
  • A person who is not Catholic, but is a member of a Christian church with a valid Baptism and who has received a valid Baptism in their own church can act as a Christian Witness for that child.  In that case, the other godparent must be a fully initiated Catholic.
  • All Godparents (or Christian Witness) must be 16 years old.
  • Please consider that your choice of Godparents are permanent and cannot be changed.
  • Baptism will not be denied if the parents are unmarried, or not married in the Roman Catholic Church.  If your marriage is not a Sacramental Marriage in the church (Civil Marriage) or if you are not married and wish to be married in the church, please ask us how we may help you to enter into proper Sacramental Marriage or if needed, seek a declaration of nullity by the Church.
PARENTS MUST ATTEND THE BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS
  BEFORE THE BAPTISM
 
 
 

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