For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Preparation classes are held for the parents of children from birth to age 7. Children over the age of 7 as well as adults are prepared through the RCIA program.

Baptism Classes are held from 7 to 8:30pm in the Parish Center. The following are the class dates for 2016-2017:

July 18, 2016; August 15, 2016; September 19, 2016; January 9, 2017; March 20, 2017; May 15, 2017; August 21, 2017

Requirements for a Godparent: 

-Is a member of the Catholic Church who has been Baptized, Confirmed, and
has received First Communion.
-Is over 16 year of age
-Is a practicing member of the Catholic Church

Note: Godparents are invited and encouraged to attend the session with the parents, but this is not mandatory.

There are two options for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism:

1. During a regularly scheduled Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception or St. Jude Church so that the community would be present to welcome its newest member.

2. At Immaculate Conception Church on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 1:30pm and

At St. Jude Church on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:30am.

Note: No Baptisms are celebrated during the Season of Lent.

Please contact the parish office at 410 398-1100 or well in advance to register for a baptismal preparation class.

Please click to download the Baptism Registration Form (295)