Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament given in the faith life of a Catholic. To assist you in receiving the Sacrament this page has been broken up into areas by age. The appropriate steps to take or people to contact are listed in each section.
Infant – 5 years-old
Before a Baptism can be scheduled, parents are required to take the Baptism Preparation class. This class is held on the third Sunday of odd months (January, March, ect.) at Holy Angels from 6:30pm-8:30pm and the third Monday of even months (February, April, ect.) at St. Mary’s in West Bend.
After the class a parent should contact the parish office, 262-334-3038, and speak with a Priest or Deacon about scheduling a Baptism.
The parents of the child should prayerfully consider who will be chosen as godparents for the child. In order to be considered a godmother or godfather, the person must be a Confirmed, practicing Catholic.
Baptisms are usually scheduled for 12 pm on Sundays. If there is another time you would prefer, you can call the parish office and speak with a priest or deacon to see if that time is available.
If your child is in kindergarten through 8th grade and you wish to have them Baptized please contact the Director of Religious Education, Joseph Heit, at 262-334-9393.
High School Age and Older
If you or your child is interested in being Baptized in the Catholic Church and you (or your child) are high school age or older please contact Deacon Mark Jansen at 262-334-1040.