The St. Ignatius Martyr Baptism Preparation Ministry informs parents and godparents of children that are to be baptized of the theological, parental and community aspects of the Sacrament of Baptism.
Ministers are encouraged to be a witness to their faith and family traditions, to share experiences in raising children and godchildren in the faith and to provide guidance for choosing godparents.
To initiate the baptismal preparation process at St. Ignatius, one parent must attend a half-hour, one-on-one Orientation with a member of the baptismal preparation team on the first Tuesday of the month.
Orientation is held in 30-minute increments beginning at 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the parish Annex. The orientation process provides an opportunity to determine the best way to assist parents with their child’s faith journey, as well as to review the diocesan policy for baptisms, qualifications for godparents, and required documentation from parents.
Both parents and godparents must attend baptismal preparation offered at St. Ignatius Martyr on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, or provide written proof of attendance at a baptismal preparation program at another Catholic parish within the last three years.
We regret that childcare is not available during baptismal preparation. Please make alternative childcare arrangements.
- Be comfortable speaking to a group of adults.
- Be a good listener, be hospitable and able to relate to others.
- Be able to learn and express the theology of Sacraments and share your own experiences.
- Strive to maintain an active prayer life.
- Be in full communion with the Church.
- Be open, flexible and dependable.
Requirements to serve in this ministry:
Attend orientation evening and Saturday session.