Baptism does three things: it initiates us into the grace of Jesus Christ; it is the sign of our unity with Christ’s community, the church; and it expresses our desire to be disciples of Christ. Just as the birth of a child is important to the entire family, the baptism of the child is important to the parish family.
To schedule a baptism, or to ask any questions, please contact Amanda Rayburn (at 585-334-3518 or email) three to six months in advance.
After meeting with Ms Rayburn, come to a baptismal preparation session the first Saturday of every month @ 11:00am at our Guardian Angels site. If that time does not work for you, call Amanda Rayburn to ask about other options for the preparation class.
When an infant is baptized, it is the parents who have the responsibility for choosing godparents who will serve as good examples for living the Catholic way of life. It is customary to have two godparents. A godparent can be a man or woman, and a Christian of another tradition may be chosen as a witness provided there is at least one Catholic godparent.
The Catholic godparent MUST be:
- 16 years of age or older
- Fully initiated in the Roman Catholic Church (baptized, confirmed, and receiving the Eucharist)
- Ready to commit the time to nurture and support the child and parent(s)