Celebrating Baptism at Holy Family
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14)
Congratulations on the birth of your child!
Baptisms are held at Holy Family one Sunday a month at 2:00 PM. A required Baptism class for parents and godparents is held on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM.
If you would like to register your child for Baptism or need more information please contact Elizabeth Davis, DRE at 781-871-1244 or email to: [email protected]
Upcoming dates are:
Class - Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 PM in Mary's Chapel (Lower Church)
Baptism - Sunday, February 5 at 2:00 PM in the Main Church
Class - ***Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 PM in Mary's Chapel (Lower Church)
Baptism - Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 PM in the Main Church
Class - Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM in Mary's Chapel (Lower Church)
Baptism - Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday) at 2:00 PM in the Main Church
Class - Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM in Mary's Chapel (Lower Church)
Baptism - Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 PM in the Main Church
Class - Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 PM in Mary's Chapel
Baptism - Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 PM in Mary's Chapel
Choosing your Child's godparents
In preparation for this wonderful Sacrament of Baptism, one of your first decisions will be the selection of your child's godparents. For a godparent to sponsor your child in faith, they must first believe in and practice that faith. In choosing the godparents, consideration should be given to your family members or friends who live a Christian lifestyle. The godparents you choose for your children are chosen for life and cannot be changed after the sacrament.
1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
2. Must be a Baptized Catholic who has completed the Sacraments of Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation. You will be required to provide documentation of their Confirmation, unless they received Confirmation at Holy Family Parish (then we can obtain the information).
3. If the second godparent is not Catholic, he or she must be a baptized Christian and should be practicing his or her faith.
For additional dates and information please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Davis via email at [email protected] or call 781-871-1244.
"The best way to equip your children to face the challenges of today and to cultivate in them a Christian worldview is to help them to meet Jesus and grow in relationship with Him and His Church. You want the best for your kids, but our heavenly Father wants this more than you do! It’s comforting to know that you don’t have to be an expert to raise your kids in the faith. God does not expect us to be perfect; He just asks us to be faithful. God will send his Holy Spirit to be your GPS, and He will guide you if you but open your heart to receive the grace for the journey."
Opening Excerpt From: “As For Me And My House : A Practical Guide for Leading Your Kids to Christ” by Anita Houghton. To read the whole excerpt please click here.