Congratulations on the birth of your child! We are honored that you have chosen St. Mary's for this important sacrament in your child's life. Before celebrating your child’s baptism, there are a few items that will need your attention.
Please contact the Parish Office to select a date and time for your child's baptism.
If you have not yet registered with the parish, please do so. Church law allows a pastor to baptize only those who are registered parishioners of a parish. If you are returning to St. Mary’s to celebrate with family here, we will need a letter from your pastor giving permission for your child to be baptized at St. Mary’s.
It is a requirement that you attend a Pre-Baptism Class here or at your parish. Again, a certificate of attendance is needed if you attend the class elsewhere. Baptism classes are offered on the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm. To register for a Pre-Baptism Class here at St. Mary's, please contact the Parish Office at 315-635-5762.
It is customary that the child have a godfather and a godmother. At least one of these individuals must be a fully initiated (confirmed), practicing Catholic. They will need to supply a Certificate of Sponsorship from their pastor before the celebration of the baptism.
Learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism by watching Reborn on FORMED.
For information on non-infant baptisms, please refer to our RCIA page for adults and children.