If you or your child is 7 years of age or older will need to be enroll in our RCIA program.
Sacrament of Baptism
In his dialogue with Nicodemus, Jesus taught that Baptism was necessary for salvation. “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit” (Jn 3:5). After his Resurrection, Jesus met with the eleven Apostles and gave them the commission to preach the Gospel and baptize, telling them, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16:16).
The word baptism in its origins is Greek and means “immersion” and “bath.” Immersion in water is a sign of death and emersion out of the water means new life. To bathe in water is also to undergo cleansing. Saint Paul sums up this truth when he says, “You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead” (Col 2:12).
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”(CCC – 1213)
Baptisms are celebrated here at St. Rose of Lima, for children up to 6 years of age.
- The first Saturday of the month in English and the Second Saturday in Spanish
- 10:00 AM
Guidelines for Baptism here at St. Rose of Lima
- Parents: need to pick up the Baptism request form or print it out or fill out online.
- One or more than one god–parent: is required for the celebration of the Sacrament and they must be Catholic 16 years of age or older, who already have celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation and is in communion with the Catholic church.
- Parents: must fill out and sign the form. “ Request for Baptism”. if fill online need to sign it at the church office.
- godparents: Must fill out the “Sponsor form”.
- Parents and godparents: must take a baptismal class before the Baptism. See baptismal Schedule for the date.
- In order to select the Date for Baptism: parents must bring to the church office. The form “ Request for Baptism”, the “Sponsor form” and the Birth Certificate of the child who is going to be baptized and see Dcn. Juan Contreras the Baptisms coordinator.
- Emergency Baptism: If there is an urgent need to baptized a child or an adult, please call the office. 407-932-5004
Canon Law CHAPTER IV.
SPONSORS FOR BAPTISM REQUIREMENTS
Can. 872 Insofar as possible, a person to be baptized is to be given a sponsor who assists an adult in Christian initiation or together with the parents presents an infant for baptism. A sponsor also helps the baptized person to lead a Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it.
Can. 873 There is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each.
Can. 874 §1. To be permitted to take on the function of sponsor a person must:
1/ be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and intention of fulfilling this function;
2/ have completed the sixteenth year of age, unless the diocesan bishop has established another age, or the pastor or minister has granted an exception for a just cause;
3/ be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;
4/ not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
5/ not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.
- 2. A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is not to participate except together with a Catholic sponsor and then only as a witness of the baptism.