Baptism

  • Baptisms are performed on Sundays for newborns and children up to age six. Children ages 7 and older must register with Faith Formation.
  • At least one parent must be a baptized Catholic, as well as at least one Godparent.
  • Godparents must be a minimum of age 15 and provide proof of three sacraments (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation) to our parish office.
  • Parents are required to attend one baptismal preparation session, led by one of our Priests.
    • English Class - 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Aquinas Room. Baptisms in English are held the following Sunday every month. It is not necessary to have the Baptism in the same month the class is completed.
      • 2015 Dates (Class, Baptism): June (10, 14) - July (8, 12) - August (12, 16) -September (9, 13) - October (14, 18) - November (18, 22) - December (9, 13)
    • Spanish Class - 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Aquinas Room. Baptisms in Spanish are held at the 11:30 Mass the following Sunday every month.
      • 2015 Dates (Class, Baptism): June (17, 21) - July (15, 19) - August (19, 23) - September (16, 20) - October (21, 25) - November (18, 22) - December (16, 20)
  • Out-of-state Godparents and Godparents belonging to another parish in the Orlando Diocese are required to provide us with a letter from their home parish, stating they are eligible Godparents for your child. If your Godparent is not a registered member of a parish in the Orlando Diocese, but lives in Florida, they must present us with a copy of their Baptismal certificate, and register to attend the Wednesday evening prep class here at our parish.
  • To register your child for baptism, please email Rosie Alvarado or call 407-957-4495 x221.

  • You must be a registered member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for a minimum of three months prior to the Baptism class.

  • BAPTISMS ARE NOT PERFORMED DURING LENT (2016: February 10-March 24).

  • GODPARENT ELIGIBILITY
  • Please note: we require all Godparents who are registered members of St. Thomas Aquinas to attend our Baptismal prep class. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact Rosie Alvarado at 407-957-4495 x221.
 

Please

Contact the Parish Office

if one of the following

applies to you: 

  1. You are a registered member of STA, but wish to complete the baptism at another parish in or out of the Orlando Diocese.
  2. You are not a registered member of STA, but are registered at a Catholic Church in or out of the Orlando Diocese and wish to have the Baptism in our parish.
  3. You are or are not a registered member of STA, but wish to bring in a priest from another parish or Diocese to do the Baptism for your child.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BAPTISMAL

REGISTRATION FORM.

This form must be completed and given to Rosie Alvarado. Please call 407-957-4495 x221 if you have any questions.
 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A GODPARENT CERTIFICATE.

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