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St. Catherine of Siena Church
2503 Centerville Road

Wilmington, DE  19808
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Baptism
Baptisms are held on the 4th Sunday of the month at 12:30 or during a weekend Mass by arrangement.  

Parent required preparation classes for 2012 will be by appointment only.  Please call Deacon Francis at 994-4594 to register and to be informed of the next baptism classes.

PRE-REQUIREMENTS FOR BAPTISM OF YOUR CHILD
 
Please note that to have your child baptized in our parish you must attend the Baptism preparation classes, be registered in our parish, or have the pastor of your parish submit a written permission to have the child baptized in our parish.  It is also required that at least 1 of the Godparents is a practicing Catholic and has received the sacrament of Confirmation.  The required age of the Catholic Godparent is at least 16 yrs. of age.

Parents must attend two classes in preparation for baptism of their child. Call Deacon Francis at 994-4594 to know when and where the next classes will be held.”

The following resource links will give you some insight into the "Role of parents as the first teachers of the child" and "The role of Godparents" , "Choosing a Christian name for your child" and other topics pertaining to baptism in particular.  Reading this now will give you a better appreciation of the importance of properly preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.  It will also be beneficial to those preparing for the baptism of subsequent children.  There are many other resource materials available but these have been chosen because of they provide you with the fundamental Church's teachings relative to being a parent and Baptism.

READING MATERIAL
Role of Christian Parents
What good are Godparents???
Is choosing a Christian name for my child all that important ???
The role of the Christian family in the modern world
Communication vital to family life
Prayer vital to spiritual life
Praying as a Family
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