Sacristy Record of Baptism form
Copy of the child’s birth certificate
Godparent verification form
Baptism preparation class attendance and the $25 materials fee must be paid.
When presenting a child for the Sacrament of Baptism, parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation class. The classes are generally on the first Saturday of the month, from 10-11:30 in the St. Mary room. There is a $25.00 material fee per family for the Baptism. Reservations for the class are not required. We request no children attend. (non-mobile children are ok). You only need to attend one class.
2017 Class dates: (Please confirm these dates with the office)
|January 7||July 1|
|Februaury 4||August 5|
|March 4||September 2|
|April 1||October 7|
|May 6||November 4|
|June 3||December 2|
(If you have attended a class elsewhere in the past 2-3 years you can request a letter from that church be sent to St. Gabriel’s verifying that you have attended the class.) You may also attend the class at an area church and have a letter of verification sent to the St. Gabriel Parish Office.
Sacristy Record of Baptism
Parents need to complete the Sacristy Record of Baptism form and return it to the Parish office. The Sacristy of Record form may be downloaded here (pdf).
ONE godparent must be a Confirmed & practicing Catholic, who is also in good standing with the church. (This means if married, they must have been married in the Catholic Church and MUST provide documentation of a Sacramental Marriage).
They must also have a letter from their current parish sent to the St. Gabriel Parish office to verify this. Please ask them to reference your child in the letter. The letter can be mailed, faxed or dropped off. The other godparent does not have to be Catholic and is considered a “Christian witness”.
Must be at least 16 years old
From Canon Law #873
One sponsor, male or female, is sufficient; but there may be two, one of each sex. [This means that there cannot be two of the same sex, and there cannot be more than two sponsors. The only possibilities are (1) one sponsor, or (2) one sponsor of each sex.
Before the baptism date is set you will need to submit a copy of your child's birth certificates (or the hospital Verification of Birth). Again this can be faxed, mailed or dropped of. (fax: 972 542 7756 attn: Julianne or email firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Please mail forms & fees back to my attention, or drop off at the Parish Center:
St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community
Attn: Julianne Dodson
110 St. Gabriel Way
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 972 542 7170 x232
Fax: 972 542 7756 email: email@example.com
Children over age 7 who need to be baptized follow a different process of preparation (CI).
Contact Page Sanders (972) 542-7170 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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