Baptisms are the second and fourth Sundays after the 11:00 Mass by appointment only.

Parents must attend the baptismal preparation program. The Baptism Class is offered on the third Sunday of the month (No Class in December). Classes meet in the Church immediately following the 11 a.m. Mass – Registration must be received no later than noon on the Thursday before the Class. 

Please fill out the “Baptism Registration Form” below to register for the class.

Questions? Call the Parish Office at 614-488-6149

Click here to complete the online Baptism Registration

Click here to download the Godparent Sponsor form for each Godparent to fill out and have signed by their parish priest.

  • Give the sponsor letters to your godparents and ask them to take it to their parish pastor for him to sign & stamp and then return to us.

  • Once all of the paperwork is received, you may then contact the parish office to choose a date.

 

A Brief Explanation Concerning Sponsors (Godparents) For Baptism in the Catholic Church

The role of a Sponsor (Godparent) is, “together with the patents, to present an infant at baptism…to help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it” (Catholic Code of Canon Law, can. 872).

At the very beginning of the Rite of Baptism, you will be asked: “Are you ready and willing to help these parents in their duties as Christian parents?” Your affirmative answer permits the ritual to proceed. A Godparent who is a confirmed Catholic and who is currently practicing the Catholic faith is called a Sponsor. For the sacrament of baptism to be valid and recognized in the Catholic Church, there must be at least one Catholic Sponsor for each candidate.

To be admitted to the role of Sponsor, a person must:

  • Have completed their sixteenth year;
  • Be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist and leads a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken;
  • Not be the father or the mother of the one to be baptized.

According to the Catholic Church law (or Canon Law), only one male OR one female Sponsor OR one of each gender is to be employed. A person who is baptized in another Christian faith, is called a Christian Witness. We welcome Christian Witnesses and thank them for their participation.

If a Sponsor is unable to be present for the ceremony, any confirmed adult may function as a proxy for that person.

 

Baptismal Garments – Some of the ladies of the parish make a white baptismal garment with an embroidered baptismal symbol on the front. This is presented to each infant baptized here at St. Agatha. If you would like to help with this at-home project, please contact Paula Borton (614) 486-3964.

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