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Baptism

The first step leading to full incorporation with Christ and His Church is baptism. Thus, we cannot celebrate baptism indiscriminately. Parents accept a great deal of responsibility in presenting a child for baptism. They will be the child's first teachers in the faith. The child has the right to seek from them the best example. With all this in mind, we ask parents to prepare themselves seriously for this privilege. Specifically, they do this by participating in a process aimed at preparing them for the baptism of their child. Prior to baptism, the parents must fulfill two requirements; the first is to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class and the second is that at least one parent needs to be a registered member of our Holy Family Catholic Community.

The Baptismal Preparation Class is offered in English at Holy Family Church. Pre-registration is not necessary for the class (see schedule below).You do not need to pre-register, and may just come the night of the class. Both parents are strongly encouraged to attend the class, godparents are welcome to attend also. Please bring any questions that you may have to class, there is no paperwork that you need to bring.

Director of Christian Formation
920-921-0580 ext.136

General Baptism Schedule

This schedule is provided as a guide for determining what might work best for your family. WE HAVE A LIMIT on the number of Baptisms we can offer at each Mass. Please do not share the date and location with family and friends until you have received a confirmation email that your child’s Baptism is on the schedule. Thank you!

First Weekend of the month (Saturday or Sunday)
Sacred Heart

4:00 pm during Mass on Saturday
9:00 am during Mass on Sunday
11:00 am during Mass on Sunday
7:00 pm during Mass on Sunday

Second Weekend of the month (Saturday or Sunday)
St. Mary

7:15 am during Mass on Sunday
9:30 am during Mass on Sunday

St. Mary (Spanish)
First and third Sunday during 12:00 pm Mass
Second and fourth Saturday afternoon

St. Peter
4:00 pm during Mass on Saturday
8:30 am during Mass on Sunday

Third Sunday of the Month (Sunday only) with a Deacon
Holy Family

Following the 10:15 am Mass

Fourth Weekend of the month (Saturday or Sunday)
Holy Family

4:15 pm during Mass on Saturday
8:00 am during Mass on Sunday
10:15 am during Mass on Sunday

Fifth Weekend of the month
We do not take Baptisms on this weekend

 ***Please remember that Baptisms are not typically scheduled during Lent.***

This schedule is also available below as a PDF.

Administrative Assistant
(920) 921-0580 ext.123

Registration (required)

At least one of the parents of the child to be baptized must be a registered member of Holy Family and show signs of active participation in the parish and worship. To register as members of Holy Family, please make an appointment with Michelle Ludtke at michellel@hffld.org or 920-921-0580 ext. 123. Appointments can be made during the following times:

First Monday of the month: Noon to 5:30 pm
All other Mondays of the month: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesdays: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursdays: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00-11:00 am

The registration meeting will take approximately 20 minutes at the Holy Family Church Office, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac. At this meeting, please bring the year and location (parish/church/city/state) where you, and anyone else you may be registering, (such as a spouse and/or dependent children), received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. If anyone was baptized in a non-Catholic Christian church, that information is also requested. Please bring this sacramental information for all persons that you are registering to the meeting.

Baptisms are typically not scheduled during Lent. The baptism of children not from this parish, can only take place with permission and instruction from the parish of the inquiring family. Permission from their pastor must be given, in writing, to the Holy Family pastor or deacon who is to preside at the baptism. It should be noted that the pastor is obliged to delay baptism in cases where there is little or no practice of faith in the home. In such instances, we will work with the parents until they are ready to provide an acceptable religious environment for the child.

Baptism times and dates vary by parish site, please view the attached schedule. Please contact Michelle to discuss which Mass and date will work best for you. Deacons are ordained by the Archbishop and are commissioned to do baptisms in the same way that our priests baptize.

The Baptism Registration Form is attached below in both English and Spanish language versions. You may also register online using the form below. If you have registered as members of Holy Family and have plans to or attended the Baptismal Preparation Class, please fill out the Baptism Registration Form and return it to Michelle at michellel@hffdl.org, or mail/bring it to the church offices. Once the form is received, we will schedule your child’s Baptism.

Administrative Assistant
(920) 921-0580 ext.123

Online Baptism Registration (English)

Baptism Classes Schedule (English)

All classes are usually held on the first Monday of the month, unless noted otherwise, at 6:30-7:30 pm in the Holy Family North Conference Room (enter the office doors, go to the first hallway and turn left, the conference room is all the way down the hallway on the left-hand side),
271 Fourth Street Way, on the following Mondays:

 
October 7, 2019
November 4, 2019
December 2, 2019
January 6, 2020
February 3, 2020
**March 9, 2020**
April 6, 2020
May 4, 2020
June 1, 2020

**The March 2020 class will be held on March 9 due to the Parish Mission.**
Director of Christian Formation
920-921-0580 ext.136

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