Call the Parish Office to schedule: 440.442.3410
Seven Years Old to Adulthood
All registered parishioners are eligible for the sacrament of baptism. In order for one to participate in the sacrament, adults or those ages 7 – 18, must be part of the catechumenate (RCIA or RCIC) from August through Pentecost. A donation of $30 is requested to cover parish costs for the sacramental preparation and certificate.
Requests for baptismal certificates are made through the Parish Office during regular office hours. For those who ask, a donation of $10 is suggested.
Birth and up to Six Years Old
Parent(s) must have an initial interview with a member of the Parish Staff and attend an instruction class prior to the sacrament of Baptism. Classes are mandatory for parents and godparents.
If a parent received instruction within the last two years, and are from another parish, please present a recent certificate/affidavit of completion from the parish where the training occurred.
In the Diocese of Cleveland, there is a special affidavit form to be obtained from other parishes to present for readiness for baptism as a godparent. Godparent(s) (at least one):
1. Must be an active and registered parishioner and a practicing Roman Catholic.
2. Completely initiated in the Roman Catholic Church (baptized, confirmed and have made their
3. 16 years or older
4. If married, married in the Roman Catholic Church
A donation of $30 is requested to cover the supply and instruction costs for the preparation program and is due during the initial interview/class and setting up of the celebration. This donation assists in covering the stipend for the class as well. Please inform us if this is a financial hardship as parents will be offered a scholarship. No child or family will be turned away for this or any other sacrament for lack of financial resources. It is customary that a separate donation to the minister of baptism may be given on the day of baptism, sometimes by the godparent(s) and it is a free-will offering.