Sacrament of Baptism

BAPTISMAL REQUIREMENTS

Parents desiring to baptize a child 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 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church are welcomed to our parish family and are also encouraged to review the requirements listed below.

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

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. We encourage you to be an active participate in the Sacraments and the life of your parish. Good Shepherd offers several resources in the way of our ministries to help parents like you who are anxious to provide a Christian environment that will foster faith in Jesus Christ. Visit our Ministries page.

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 the journey. You may call the Baptism Coordinator once you have all the required documents on the form. Until you have all the documents mentioned on the REQUIREMENTS FORM, a Baptism date cannot be assigned. 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. The Baptism Application must be signed by both parents in our office; otherwise, it must be notarized. 

Download the Required Documents:
- Baptismal Requirements/Requisitos Para Bautismo
- Registration Form for Children
- Registration Form for Adults

 

Child & Adult Baptism Contact:
Lydia Navarro
Coordinator Religious Education
(305) 385-4320
Mon - Wed  2:00PM to 6:00PM