We look forward to welcoming your child into our faith community through Baptism! Thank you for blessing St. Bernard Parish with this new life!
Baptism is a time when God invites all of us to reflect on the privilege and responsiblity it is to be entrusted with a child.
It is not only the time when your child will become a member of God's family, but a time for all of us to renew our faith commitment.
Because Baptism is such an important event in the life of your family and our community, we would like to meet with you to prepare for this memorable occasion . This preparation process varies according to the needs of your family. for some parents, Baptism is a reinforcement of the faith practices that are already an integral part of their lives. For other parents, Baptism may be the motivation to search for or return to active involvement in a faith communtiy. If this is your situation, we welcome you along with your child!
We want you to know that whether you are currently a member of this parish or not, are a single parent or married, your child is an infant or older, or you are parents with different religious background and faith traditions, you are all welcome here! All of us have a part in nurturing this life that God has given to the world. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing a preparation process and baptism celebration that respond to the unique richness of your family!
Just as you rejoiced when the miracle of this child joined your family through conception or adoption, we welcome you and your child with great joy at this time. If you would like to speak to someone regarding the Sacrament of Baptism please contact the parish office at 920-739-0331
Call or stop in the parish office to register for the Baptism Preparation process.
First time parent and any parents having a child baptized at St. Bernard Parish will have a private meeting with Father Dennis. Resources and additional preparation will be provided if needed.
All parents will need to attend a Baptism Preparation Group Session before the celebration. Parents are encouraged to attend a session early in the pregnancy or adoption process.
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