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Preparation Session

Parents are required to attend an hour-long preparation session. The session is arranged by contacting one of the parish priests and is schedule at your mutual convenience. You do not need to wait until the child is born to attend the session. Parents who have already attended a session for the baptism of another child do not need to attend. The date and time of the baptism is schedule during the preparation session. The session will focus on the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism, the responsibilities of the parents and godparents in teaching the faith of the Church to the child, and the celebration of the rite. If the child is between the ages of 7 and 14 years, it will be necessary to arrange a brief interview of the child with the priest who will be conducting the baptism. This interview is to ascertain the child's sufficient awareness and knowledge of the Sacrament.At the session, the birth certificate should be presented.