Baptism is a sacrament of initiation. It is the first sacrament and must be received before any other sacraments can be received.
Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:00 pm (following the Noon Mass). Parents must register for the Baptism and Pre-Jordon class by contacting the Parish Office at 610-586-1225 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Jordon classes are required for parents prior to the Baptism. Classes are held in the Thomas Room of the Parish House on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Pre-Jordon class requirement is waived if parents have attended the class in the last five years.
All God Parents must have a letter of eligibility from their parish. Letters are due one week prior to the Baptism. Please see the requirements for Godparents/Sponsors for more information on eligibility.
A $50 contribution is requested on or before the day of the Baptism. $25 if the Pre-Jordon class is not required.
On the day of the Baptism, please be in the church by 1:00 pm.
If you need information on Baptism for adults or older children, please contact our director of religious education at PREP@stgabrielnorwood.org.