Baptism – Bautismo

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of all the seven sacraments ushering us into the life of Christ Jesus. Christ’s life, his Saving Death and Resurrection become our hope of new life. In baptism, we enter the Church, the Body of Christ; we become children of God and brothers and sisters to one another in faith.





  • The parents of the child must be members of the parish or present the permission of the parish where they are registered.
  • Bring the birth certificate of the child.
  • Fill out the application for Baptism.
  • Schedule an interview with the priest.
  • Attend the pre-baptismal class, according to the Baptism Calendar.



Sponsors (Godparents)

  •  The Sponsors (Godparents) are chosen by the parents because they will be a spiritual guide and a model of the Catholic faith for the child. For this reason, sponsors must be Catholics who practice the faith, have received all the sacraments of initiation: (Baptism, Communion and Confirmation), attend weekly Sunday Mass and be registered in the parish they attend.
  • If the sponsors are married, they must be married by the Catholic Church. If they are single; they cannot be living in a free union and must be free to receive Holy Communion.
  • The sponsors must bring the Baptismal Godparent Testimony Form (better known as a good standing letter) from the parish where they are registered.
  • Attend the pre-baptismal class, according to the Baptism Calendar.
  • If the sponsors are members of the Saint Bernadette Parish, they must attend the interview with the priest to complete and sign the eligibility testimony form for sponsors in the presence of the priest.


Baptism Coordinator

Parents’ participation in a baptism preparation class is required before the baptism is scheduled. The pre-baptism classes are scheduled on the first (1st) Saturday of the month from 9:00am–11:00am.

Contact the Baptism Coordinator

Nora Otero –

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tel: 919-552-8758, ext. 212/ Fax: 919-552-1846




Baptism is held in the Church on the third (3rd) Saturday of the month at 9:00 am.
Nora Otero –


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