For infants through age 8 years
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! The community of St. John the Evangelist Parish rejoices with you and your family. We are delighted that you have chosen our parish for your child’s Baptism. This is the first step on your child’s journey of faith. Therefore, we are committed to making the celebration of the sacrament of Baptism very special and meaningful for you and your family. We are also committed to helping you in every possible way as you raise your child in our faith. Points of Contact: For all questions relating to Baptism at St. John’s, please contact Patty Pelszynski at 410 964-1425 x 312. Baptism Procedures: If this is your first child to be baptized, you must attend a Baptism Preparation Class.
- At least one parent must attend this meeting. Both parents and godparents are encouraged to attend. We ask that you not bring your child; if only one parent is able to attend, we understand.
- The class meets Sunday afternoon, 12 – 1 p.m. Please call Patty to register for the class.
The 2017 dates for Baptism prep classes are:
January 8 July 9
February 12 August – no class
March 12 September 10
April 2 October 1
May 7 November 5
June 11 December 3
The Baptism Preparation Classes are held at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center at 12 p.m.
RCIA for Children is a process for welcoming children of catechetical age (4th-6th grade) into the Catholic Church. For more information, call Kathie Armstrong, 410-964-1425 x 325.
BAPTISMS outside St John’s parish
If you are registered parish member but plan to have your child baptized at another church you must meet the requirements for Baptism at St. John’s. Once these requirements are met, we will send a letter to the parish where the child will be baptized, affirming that you met our requirements and giving permission to have your child baptized outside of your home parish. Please contact Patty Pelszynski 410-964-1425 x 312 or PPelszynski@sjerc.org with your name and address, child’s name, Church of Baptism name and address, priest’s name, and the date of Baptism. The letter can be mailed to you or directly to the Church of Baptism.