Following the command of Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19, the Church goes out to all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit so that all souls may enjoy the adoption of the Almighty, the removal of the stain of original sin, and the initiation into salvific grace.
"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. ...Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (CCC 1213).
In accordance with continual and unbroken apostolic instruction and example, the Church preserves the baptizing of the "entire household," including children even before the age of reason. The gift of salvation is not to be delayed for any undo reason. As such, as soon as a child is born, let the parents seek out the waters of baptism for the blessing they have received, to return in love the blessing of eternal life.
We provide baptism classes for those who are expecting or who desire their children to be baptized. This class helps to deepen the appreciate of the magnitude of this pinnacle moment in the life of the family and of the mystical Body of Christ.
Parents must attend a Catholic baptism preparation course.
Sponsors must also attend a Catholic baptism preparation course, though this can be done at their own parish, if they are coming from another parish.
Sponsors must have a letter of endorsement from their own pastor, testifying to their excellence of faith life. As sponsors are to be models of the faith, we expect that they are maintain the 5 precepts (which is a minimum for every Catholic). As such, we require a verification of the 5th precept: providing for the material (read: financial) needs of the Church. In Guymon, you have to have been giving by a traceable means (online, check, or envelops) for three months before the sacramental date. This applies to everyone who has graduated high school, even if you are living with your parents.
All forms and paperwork must be received by the secretary before a date is approved.