Congratulations on being new parents! One responsibility of being a parent is sharing your faith with your children. To assist new parents as they begin this responsibility, we offer this required class for members of the Paulist Center Community. We also welcome to this baptism preparation class, parents or prospective Godparents who are members of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Boston.
The preparation program includes:
- A presentation on the history and theology of baptism
- Explanation of the ritual signs and symbols used in the Sacrament of Baptism
- Discussion of the roles of parents and Godparents
This preparation class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of odd months (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.) In light of the pandemic and health concerns, our classes will be held via the Zoom platform. Due to other circumstances, the July 2021 session will be held on July 10 at 10am.
For more information or to register for the class, please contact Fr. Chuck Cunniff, CSP.
Infant Baptism Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to be baptized at the Paulist Center?
In addition to the children of current Paulist Center members, we will also baptize the children of families with some Paulist Center connection.
When can we have our child baptized?
To keep everyone safe and healthy, the Paulist Center is following the current health restrictions of the Archdiocese of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of Boston. We will work with the family to schedule a small family celebration of the sacrament on a Saturday at Noon. Contact Fr. Chuck Cunniff, CSP for more information or to schedule a baptism.
Who can serve as a Godparent?
A Godparent must be a baptized Catholic, at least 16 years of age; who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation and lives a life befitting the role of Godparent (active and practicing their faith); if married, their marriage is recognized by the Catholic Church.
What is the suggested offering for a baptism at the Paulist Center?
The customary offering is $50.