Sacrament of Baptism


Parents desiring to baptize their child at Good Shepherd Catholic Church are encouraged to make arrangements as soon as the child is born. Parents, godparents, or sponsors are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal class to explain the Sacrament of Baptism and the important role parents, godparents, and sponsors play in this sacrament and in the child’s spiritual life. Adults seeking Baptism are welcomed to our parish family and are also encouraged to review the requirements for this sacrament.

In order to prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism, please review the instructions provided below :

Child Baptism
We are excited and blessed by your decision to have your child initiated in the Catholic Church. This journey of faith will continue as your child first comes to the table at First Communion and is later anointed at Confirmation.  In doing so, you are accepting the responsibility of educating your child in the practice of the faith. In baptizing your child in the Catholic Church you make a commitment to pass on the faith to your child by ensuring they understand and keep God's commandments as Christ taught us. There is no greater teacher than the living example of parents. The grace your child receives can only flourish if you are active participants in the Sacraments and the life of your parish. Good Shepherd offers several ways to help parents like you who are anxious to provide a Christian environment that will foster faith in Jesus Christ. Visit our Ministries, Worship & Parish Life pages.

You can come by the office to pick up a Baptism Package or click on the document links below to print all the necessary documents to start your journey. Please take time to prepare all the required documents listed on the form, you should only contact the Baptism Coordinator once you have all the documents.  Keep in mind you will not be able to schedule a Baptism date until then. Once all the required documents are completed, you and the Baptism Coordinator can meet and select the Baptism date and a date for the parents and godparents to attend the Pre-Baptism class. Both parents must agree to have the child baptized and also be in agreement on the Godparents chosen for the child.

Download the Required Documents:
- Baptism Application for 0-6 years of age.
- Catechism Application Form for Children 7-17 years of age.
- Adult Religious Formation Application for 18+ years of age.


For questions on Baptism please contact the office at:
(305) 385-4320