Baptisms are celebrated the first Sunday of each month following the 11:00 Mass.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Parents wishing to baptize their child at St. John the Evangelist must be registered in the parish and in good standing. They are required to attend a preparatory session prior to the baptism.
Baptism Prep Sessions are scheduled through the Parish Office, please phone the office to make arrangements.
The Church requires Baptism Sponsors to meet the following guidelines:
Can. 874 §1. To be permitted to take on the function of sponsor a person must:
1/ be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and intention of fulfilling this function;
2/ have completed the sixteenth year of age, unless the diocesan bishop has established another age, or the pastor or minister has granted an exception for a just cause;
3/ be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;
4/ not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
5/ not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.
Saint John the Evangelist verifies the Mass attendance of active parishioners through the parish envelope system. If you are not receiving envelopes please call the office before you ask for a letter of Good Standing.