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
To Schedule a Baptism Preparation Class please contact Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP at Ed@Paulistcenter.org
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?
Baptisms are usually scheduled once a month at one of our Sunday liturgies. Please contact Fr. Ed Nowak,CSP at Ed@PaulistCenter.org 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.