Baptism | Bautismo

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 in the word.” (CCC 1213)

Preparation For Baptism–English

The Sacrament of Baptism is regularly offered at the Church of St. Dominic.  To prepare for Baptism, parents attend a Baptismal Preparation Class and meet with a mentor couple.  Classes are offered on the second Saturday of the month from 10-11:15a.m. (English) and 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. (Spanish).

Please register here for the Baptismal Preparation Class.

Mentoring: Once you have taken the Preparation Class, parents preparing for Baptism will also meet for mentoring with representatives from the parish. The mentor meeting can be set up individually at a time that is convenient for both parents and mentors. This needs to be completed before the scheduled Baptism.

Go ahead and give a mentor a call. They are expecting to hear from you!

  • Dan and Jane Barth
    • 507-663-0266 or janebartho@gmail.com
  • Arthur and April Cunningham
    • 507-645-4970 or aprilcunningham@gmail.com

Scheduling the Baptism: Once you have completed the Baptismal Preparation Class, you can call or email the Parish Office to schedule the Baptism. A Baptismal Registration form will need to be turned in, along with a copy of the birth certificate. Baptism Registration Form


Preparación bautismal–Español


El Sacramento del Bautismo se ofrece regularmente en la Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Para prepararse para el bautismo, los padres asisten a una clase de preparación bautismal y se reúnen con una pareja de mentores. Las clases se ofrecen el segundo sábado del mes de 10am-11:15am (inglés) y de 1:00pm- 4:00pm (Español) en la Iglesia. Se requiere que los padres y padrinos asistan a la preparación bautismal una vez por años.

Por favor regístrese aquí para la clase.


Programando el Bautismo: Una vez que haya completado la Clase de Preparación Bautismal, puede a la Oficina Parroquial para programar el Bautismo. Se deberá entregar un formulario de registro de bautismo, junto con una copia del certificado de nacimiento. Se requiere una copia del certificado de nacimiento al programar la fecha del Sacramento del Bautismo. Formulario de registro de bautismo


Frequently Asked Questions About Baptism

Who may be godparents? Godparents–canonically referred to as ‘sponsors’–are to serve an important role in modeling the faith for your child.  As such, a confirmed and active Catholic of good standing of age 16 or older may serve as a sponsor.  If two sponsors are chosen, one must be male and the other female to represent the model of family life.

Can a non-Catholic be a godparent? A baptized, active Christian may take a role as witness in the Baptism: the canonical designation is Christian Witness.  At least one of the Godparents must be a practicing confirmed Catholic.

Can both Godparents be of the same gender? If there are two Godparents, one must be male and one female.  

May I have more than 2 godparents/Christian Witnesses? You may at the ceremony, but only two are to be recorded in the official Church Baptismal Record.

I grew up at St. Dominic’s but now live somewhere else.  May I have my child baptized there? A baptism brings your child into the faith of the Church, a part of which is community.  Although it is good to include your extended family, and arrangements certainly can be made with permission of your local priest, it is not recommended. We encourage you to use the Baptism of your child to become rooted in the Church community where you are living. Families are parishioners of the local church within whose boundaries they live.  Adults and infants should be baptized and participate in the church where they are parishioners. (Canon 857).


ABOUT BAPTISM

Families are invited to watch these videos before attending the Baptismal Preparation Class.