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Infant Baptism at St. Isidore

You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring your child up to keep God's commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor. Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?

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Rite of Baptism of Children

Baptism Process
To bring your child for baptism, start by filling out our online Baptismal Record form.
We hold regularly scheduled preparation meetings for parents expecting to baptize infants during the next 6 months. Baptisms are normally done at the Sunday or Saturday evening liturgies.
In the weeks prior to the baptism, Joan Mattila will meet with the family individually to go over the particulars of the celebration.
Initial catechesis

A time for parents (and godparents, if available) to reflect on the meaning and beauty of the call of little children to the waters of baptism. This will be done roughly quarterly

And yes, we include parents who have had children baptised in the last few years.

Next prep session: Right after the Sunday 8:45AM Mass at St. Isidore on January 20, 2019.

Please register in advance by calling the office between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM Monday through Thursday or emailing Joan Mattila Make sure you have first filled out our Baptismal Record Information form.

Picking Sponsors/godparents:

Please see our short write-up on the requirements for baptismal sponsors before you start asking people to be a godparent. Please contact Deacon Charlie ( if you have any questions on this.

Immediate preparation and celebration

The priest or deacos will then meet individually with the family to schedule a time for the celebration. There will be a short rehearsal session one or two weeks before the celebration.


A post baptismal follow-up will be announced for all families of newly baptized.

Baptismal Record Information Form