Baptism

Baptism at St. Elizabeth is held on the 3rd Sunday of February, April, June, August, October and December at the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy. Preparation classes are held the Thursday evening prior to Baptism. For more information or to register please contact the Parish office.

PARENTS

Parents should understand that presenting their child for Baptism is a promise to faithfully raise their child in the Catholic faith, and to be an example of Christian living for their child.

In order to celebrate your child’s baptism at St. Elizabeth, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The parents who are Catholic are expected to be practicing Catholics. This means being registered in a parish, giving of their time, talent, and treasure in support of their parish.
  2. Parents must attend a Baptism Preparation class. Expectant parents are encouraged to attend the Baptism Class before the birth of their child. Baptism Classes are held every other month  on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the parish.
  3. Parents should be registered members of St. Elizabeth.
  4. Parents who are not registered at St. Elizabeth must provide verification of registration in another parish signed by the Pastor of that parish with church seal, and returned to the parish office. Their Pastor must also give permission for the Baptism to be celebrated at St. Elizabeth.

Call the parish office (409.727.8874) to register for the class and Baptism.

GODPARENTS

In order to serve as a Godparent(s), the following requirements must be met:

1. Godparents are Catholics in good standing who are registered in a parish, attend Mass, and are giving of their time, talent, and treasure to their parish.

2. A Godparent MUST be a confirmed Catholic and practicing their Catholic faith. If the person is a non-Catholic, they may be a Christian Witness.

3. One Godparent is required, but you may have two.

4. Godparents(s) are to be at least 16 years old and confirmed, and not cohabitating.

5. Married Godparents must be in a valid Catholic marriage, that is, married by a priest or deacon in the Catholic church, or have had the marriage validated, or had a dispensation from the local Bishop to be married in the church of another faith tradition.