Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28: 18-20

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213

We have a two-class requirement for baptismal preparation.  The classes are normally held on the first and the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.  Our first class is scheduled in the chapel and the second class is scheduled in the narthex around the baptismal font.  Registration is required and child-care is available for older siblings.

If you want to register for the baptismal classes e-mail gro.ccpdvsnull@yrrebeltsacs, or call the church office 817-478-8206, ext 210, or ext 202.

Requirements for Baptism

  • Attend the required classes.
  • A copy of your child’s state birth certificate.
  • A letter of recommendation from your Catholic godparents’ church that states the following:

The godparents are registered members in good standing at that church.

They have received all of their sacraments (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation,)

If your godparents are married, the letter must state they are in a Catholic recognized marriage.


Non-parishioners:  In addition to the above, we will also need a letter from the parish to which you belong (or from the parish whose boundaries you are living in), giving us permission to baptize your child.

Parents of children 2 years of age and older: in addition to the above, you will  also need to have your child meet with our Director of Children’s ministry prior to their baptism.

Single-parents: If the other parent’s name appears on the child’s birth certificate and is not in attendance at the baptism class, we will need a notarized letter (provided at the class) from that parent stating that they have no objections to the baby being baptized.

Divorced/Separated parents:  the parent requesting baptism must have full legal custody of the child.  In the case of joint custody, permission must be given by both parents.  If the ex-spouse is not attending the baptism classes, then a notarized letter stating that they have no objections to the baby being baptized is required.

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