Baptism

Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:19

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”-
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 1213

To arrange for the baptism of a child at St. Vincent Ferrer or St. Catherine of Siena Church, please download the form, complete and email it to the Parish Office at parish@svsc.info. A priest will be in touch with you to set up a meeting and to schedule the Baptism.

Baptism Request Form


If you are an adult wanting to be baptized, please know that we have a process known as RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) to assist you in your faith journey to receive the sacraments. Please email rcia@svsc.info for information on how to start the process.


GODPARENT LETTER OF GOOD STANDING

It’s an incredible honor and responsibility to be asked to be a godparent. We are happy to offer a letter of good standing to those who actively participate in our parish community and are a registered parishioner in the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena.

Please email the Parish Office at parish@svsc.info with the following information:

  • Full name of child to be baptized
  • Full name and address of the church where the baptism will take place
  • Contact person at the church if available
  • Include your address and phone number