Baptism

Mass Times

Sunday

7:00 AM
9:00 AM Live Stream
11:00 AM Live Stream
1:00 PM Español Transmisión en Vivo
6:00 PM LifeTeen Live Stream

 

Mon-Fri

9:00 AM

 

Tue, Thu

6:45 PM

 

Wednesday

6:00 AM

 

Saturday

10:00 AM
5:00 PM Vigil

 

Infants

 

Infant Baptism (0 – 6 Years Old)

 

We look forward to meeting your family and assisting you with preparing for the baptism of your child.  Follow the steps below to register your child to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism at St Anthony’s.

Step One - Program Information and Forms

Stop by the parish office to take a Baptism Packet where you will find the forms required to schedule a baptism at St. Anthony of Padua.

Step Two - Class and Ceremony Schedule

Schedule of Classes & Baptism Dates

Decide on a first and second choice for date of Baptism.  Note these dates on the Sacrament of Baptism Registration Form and submit your completed form to the Baptism Office.

Step Three - Class and Childcare Registration

Register online to attend one of the Baptism Preparation Sessions held here at our parish.

 

Parents must attend a preparation class before seeking the Sacrament for their child. Baptism Preparation classes are offered approximately once-a-month on a Saturday from 8:45 am-12:00 noon. Class certificates are valid for 3 years. Our parish will need documentation of class completion at least one month prior to the Baptism ceremony.

 

The cost for the preparation class is $10 per person.  Childcare is available for $5 per child.  Advance registration is required.

Instructions for ap.ChurchCenter.com Online Registration

Step Four - Required Documents Submitted

Submit any outstanding forms to complete your registration process.  Documents needed include:

OTHER - Certificate Replacement

Already received the Sacrament but need to replace your child’s Baptism Certificate?

Baptism Certificate Reissue Request Solicitud de reemisión de certificado de bautismo
How can we help?

 

Let us know if you need any assistance with the registration process.  If you prefer, we are happy to set up an appointment to meet in person to guide you through the steps or answer any questions you may have about infant baptism.

 

God bless you and your family!

Charles Giardina
Infant Baptism Coordinator & Welcoming Society Coordinator

832-482-4141

cgiardina@ap.church

Gabriela Aviles
Baptism Assistant (Bilingüe)

832-482-4033

gaviles@ap.church

 

Children

 

RCIA for Children (7-18 years old)

 

Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children. If your child is age 7 to 18 years old and needs to be baptized, they will be placed in our wonderful program, RCIA for Children. We require that the child attends at least one year of Faith Formation prior to entering into their year of RCIA for Children. If your child has not had any formation up to this point, please enroll them in a year of Faith Formation. If your child has completed a year of faith formation, please email Mary Beale to receive the Registration link.

 

RCIA for Children participants attend the 9:00am Mass on Sundays. During Mass they are dismissed after the homily (around 9:30) for Breaking Open the Word (BOW). After Breaking Open the Word, they attend their weekly RCIA for Children session until 11:15am.

 

Please note, if your child is either a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in High School and going through RCIA for Children, they attend the Teen Confirmation Program, which meets on Wednesday Nights, instead of the Sunday morning classes.

 

All of the children and teens will receive Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation during the Easter Vigil Mass.

 

Teachers:

Kevin & Carly Dougherty

cjoydoc@gmail.com

 

Program Coordinator:

Mary Batey
Coordinator of Adult Formation

832-482-4147

mbatey@ap.church

RCIA for Children Schedule 2019-2020 Sponsor Form Saint Name Form
Adult

 

RCIA/Initiation (18+ years old)

 

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? The process for becoming Catholic is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is our formation process for adults who:

 

  • Have never been baptized.
  • Catholics who were baptized but have not celebrated all of their Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation).
  • Those baptized in another Christian faith tradition who may be interested in becoming a Catholic. (maybe our other class, Inclusion, is right for you – this will be determined through the interview process).

 

This is the Catholic Church’s process to bring people, through study, spiritual growth and community, into the heart of the Kingdom of Heaven. Here at our parish we call it INITIATION.

 

If you are interested in becoming Catholic or completing your Sacraments as an Adult, please fill out the registration form, and we will set up an appointment to meet with you. After the interview, we will determine which class is the best path to help you receive your sacraments. 

Michael Gormley
Director of Evangelization

832-482-4109

mgormley@ap.church

Mary Batey
Coordinator of Adult Formation

832-482-4147

mbatey@ap.church

Register RCIA 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Certificate Request

 

Did you receive your sacraments here at St. Anthony’s? Are you in need of a re-issuance of one of your Certificates? If you need a new certificate, please fill out the Request Form and return to Mary Beale either:

 

  • Return via Email: mbeale@ap.church – Please scan a copy of your ID along with the request form
  • Return form to the Parish Office.

 

Please note – only Parents, Legal Guardians or the person themselves can request to have their certificate re-issued. Photo ID is required to retrieve any certificates. Please allow 5 business days to process the request.

Mary Batey
Coordinator of Adult Formation

832-482-4147

mbatey@ap.church

Request Form

Mass Times

Sunday

7:00 AM, 9:00 AM Live Stream
11:00 AM Live Stream, 1:00 PM Spanish
6:00 PM LifeTeen Live Strea

Mon-Fri

9:00 AM

Tue, Thu

6:45 AM

Wednesday

6:45 AM

Saturday

6:45 AM