Baptism

Mass Times

All times are listed in Central Time Zone.

Sunday

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

 

Mon-Fri

9:00 AM – Live Stream

Tues & Thurs

6:45 PM – No Stream

Wednesday

6:00 AM – No Stream

Saturday

10:00 AM Live Stream
5:00 PM Vigil Live Stream

 

Infants

 

Infant Baptism (0 – 6 Years Old)

 

We are excited to be a part of your child’s relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through the Sacrament of Baptism! It is always a joyful experience for us to welcome a new Christian into the Church and into our parish community.  Through baptism, your child will be adopted into God’s family, receive the grace of salvation won for us by Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, and have life in the Holy Spirit.  As the doorway into God’s Church, Baptism enables your child to grow in holiness by receiving the other Sacraments as they mature.

Preparation for Registration

 

✔  Is your child 6 years old or younger?

✔  Have the parents of the child attended a Baptismal Preparation class?

✔  Are the parents of the child registered parishioners of St Anthony of Padua?

 

If you can answer YES to all the questions above, you may be ready to request the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.  Register to attend a Baptism Preparation class where you will receive a Baptism Packet which contains the necessary forms and information.

Required Documents

  • Sacrament of Baptism – Request Form.
  • Verification of Completion of Baptism Preparation class for both parents. If parents attended a Baptism Preparation class within the past three years at a parish other than St Anthony of Padua, you will need to obtain and submit a verification of where and when the class was completed.
  • Godparent Information Forms must be completed and signed by the godparent – one for each godparent. You will find the requirements and obligations for godparents listed in your Baptismal Packet.
  • Official Birth Certificate. We will need a copy of your child’s official Birth Certificate as soon a possible in the process. The latest this copy may be submitted is 2 weeks prior to your scheduled baptism in order to create your child’s Baptismal Certificate.
  • Parish Registration. You will need to provide your parish registration number.  If you do not know your number, send an inquiry to support@ap.church and we will be happy to look it up for you. If you are not a member of our parish, we will need to receive a Letter of Assurance from the pastor of your current church. [Note: if you need a Letter of Assurance from St Anthony of Padua because your child is celebrating baptism at another Catholic parish, please contact Sue Dewlen with your request. ]
Schedule of Classes & Baptism Dates Baptism Preparation Class - Online Registration 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!

Gabriela Aviles
Baptism Coordinator (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 7-years-old through 12th grade 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 Diane Czerniak to receive the Registration link.

 

AGE 7 THROUGH 8TH GRADE – 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.

 

9TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE – If your child is 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.

 

 

Program Coordinator:

Diane Czerniak
Youth Ministry Assistant

832-482-4038

dczerniak@ap.church

RCIA for Children Schedule 2021-2022 Requirements for Choosing a Sponsor Sponsor Form Saint Name Form
Adult

 

RCIA/Initiation (18+ years old)

 

Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic Christian? Do you want to follow Jesus Christ for the rest of your life? This is the first step in a lifelong journey of discipleship! This is the Catholic Church’s process to bring people, through study, spiritual growth and community, into the heart of teh Kingdom of Heaven. Formally, it is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is our formation process for adults who desire to follow Jesus Christ and be a member of His Catholic Church.

 

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

  • Those who have never been baptized.
  • Those baptized in another Christian faith tradition but didn’t grow up in a Christian setting or family.
  • Those baptized in another Christian faith tradition but did grow up in a strong Christian family and have a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, please still fill out the form below and we will discuss our different class options for you.
  • Do not have any marriage impediments (see here for clarification).

 

Those who are interested in learning more about Catholicism and are interested in converting, 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. 

Mary Batey
Coordinator of Adult Formation & Sacraments

832-482-4147

mbatey@ap.church

Michael Gormley
Director of Evangelization & Youth Ministry

832-482-4109

mgormley@ap.church

RCIA Interest Form RCIA 2021 - 2022 Schedule Marital Status Information
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 Diane Czerniak either:

 

  • Return via Email: dczerniak@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.

Diane Czerniak
Youth Ministry Assistant

832-482-4038

dczerniak@ap.church

Request Form Solicitud de Certificado Sacramental

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