Children are a miracle, a gift from God’s hand to parents’ hearts. God has a deep and eternal love for children and for parents. All Saints is delighted when parents chose to have their children Baptized in the Catholic faith.
Baptism is a Sacrament the Catholic Church takes seriously. The responsibility to prepare, nurture and support parents as they prepare to bring their child to the font and to continue that relationship beyond the day of Baptism is a ministry of service and teaching.
All Saints has established an approach to Baptism that tries to respond to the various needs and concerns of parents. We recognize that the questions of first time parents, or families returning to parish life after a lengthy absence, are different from those who have multiple children and have a consistent relationship with the parish. It is our hope that all families preparing for and celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism will experience the grace and love of Christ.
Infant - Age 6
Parents attend two Baptism Preparation sessions in order to enter into deeper relationship with God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We also hope that you will continue to grow in your understanding of our Catholic Faith and in your relationship with this community. Godparents and Christian witnesses are welcome to attend preparation sessions as well.
Parents can choose to attend preparation sessions either Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings throughout the year. Baptisms are celebrated on various Sundays each month. To register for your preparation sessions and baptismal day, call Eileen Legros at (952) 469-4331.
Upcoming Baptism Preparation Sessions
June 12th & 26th 10:15 am-noon
August 11th & 25th 7:00-8:45 pm
Sept 11th & 25th 10:15 am-noon
October 13th & 27th 7:00-8:45 pm
If you have not had a child baptized in this community before, we ask that parents attend our Baptism Preparation sessions. This experience serves as an introduction to the parish, giving you time to meet fellow parishioners and to get connected to the various opportunities to grow in your faith within the All Saints community. For more information or questions regarding Baptism Preparation, contact Nicky Schafer at [email protected] or (952) 985-9982.
RCIC - Ages 7 - 13
For children ages 7-13, contact Karl Horwath for more information, [email protected] or (952) 469-6564. Families with older children who would like to prepare for Baptism are prepared for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). This includes being a part of our parish Faith Formation program and several additional sessions that align with our adult RCIA program. These sacraments are received at Easter.
Preparation for Baptism: Adults and Older Teens
For older teens and adults seeking Baptism, contact Chris Kuhn for more information at (952) 469-6480 or [email protected]. Generally, adults and older teens prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism in connection to the parish R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). This formation program assists people in learning more about life in the Catholic faith. The candidates for R.C.I.A. will celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation at Easter Vigil Services.