Baptism for Infants (Newborn to 6 years old)

Guidelines

  • You must be a registered parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Community for three months prior to the baptismal date. To register for the parish click here.
  • Complete the online Baptism Registration Form.
  • Attend a Baptism Preparation 2-part Workshop at Holy Spirit within the past three years and at least two weeks prior to the Baptism Ceremony Date. Classes are held three times a year, and meet from 7:00-8:30pm on week nights, and if it falls on a Saturday, from 10-11:30am.
  • Both parents are expected to attend this adult’s only workshop.
  • To register complete the online Baptism Preparation Workshop Registration.
  • Baptisms are celebrated on the 1st and 2nd Sunday of each month except during Lent. Up to four children are baptized at one celebration. (subject to change)

Godparents

  • One male godparent and one female godparent or just one according to canon law.
  • Must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
  • At least 16 years old and a practicing Catholic. Click here for eligibility form. Must be received in Liturgy Office 2 weeks prior to baptism.
  • Must submit a copy of confirmation certificate along with the eligibility form – 2 weeks ahead.
  • Parents may not be godparents.

Proxy

  • When a godparent cannot be present on the date of baptism, a proxy may be used.
  • The proxy must submit their own paperwork. That paperwork is due two weeks ahead of the scheduled baptism. The paperwork is the godparent eligibility form along with a copy of their confirmation certificate.
  • If a proxy cannot obtain their paperwork due to an emergency, a parish proxy will be utilized.

Christian Witness

  • A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic, Christian church can be a Christian witness to the baptism provided there is one Catholic godparent who meets the above requirements. Click here for Christian Witness form. 
  • Must submit the eligibility form – 2 weeks ahead.
  • A baptized Catholic MAY NOT be a Christian witness.

NOTE: A Catholic who does not meet all of the above requirements may not be a godparent or a witness.

For questions regarding infant baptisms please contact the Parish Office by phone 630.922.0081 ext 230 or email welcome@hscc.us.

Available Baptism Dates

2022
August 7, 14
September 4, 11
October 2, 9
November 6, 13
December 4, 11

2023
January 8
February 5, 12
May 7, 14
June 4, 11

There is a $100 fee to help cover church costs. Checks made out to Holy Spirit Catholic Community. A free will offering is suggested for the officiant of the Baptism.

Non-Infant Baptism (7 years and older)

Please contact Roberta Balsewicz at 630.922.0081 ext 234 or by email rcia@hscc.us for more information so that we can personally connect with you to create an individualized plan to welcome you into the Church!