Baptism2024-05-20T15:55:15+00:00

Baptism forgives all personal sin, takes away original sin (but leaves concupiscence, a tendency toward sin), infuses sanctifying grace, and is necessary for salvation. Baptism imprints in the soul a character, a certain spiritual and indelible Sign, and so can only be received validly once. Persons of any age may be baptized, from infant to adult. Only the baptized may receive the other Sacraments. The grace received by baptism may be lost by the commission of an actual mortal sin.

Infants-8 years old

REQUIREMENTS

Parents, can register at the main office during our office hours. Please bring:

1. Child’s birth certificate

2. Godparent’s sacramental certificate

a. If the godparent is single, bring their confirmation certificate

b. If the godparent’s are married, bring their CATHOLIC marriage certificate.

3. Pastoral permission letter- only if parents or godparents are not registered members of Saint Michael

Parent’s and godparent(s) must register to ONE pre-baptismal class. The pre-baptismal class fee is $25 per child.

Parents and Godparent(s), if you would like to register your family to become members of Saint Michael Catholic Church, please click HERE.

 

RCIA Kids


9-11 years old

REQUIREMENTS

Parents, if you have a child between the ages of 9-11 years old and are not baptized, then the RCIA for Kids is the program for your child.

Parents will need to sign up with the School of Religion office with:

DRE: Amelia Seid

Asst. DRE: Diana Pompa

During open registrations which are scheduled on:

June 3, 2024 from 10:00am-7:00pm

Parents must be registered parishioners of Saint Michael and bring the child’s birth certificate at the time of open registrations.

RCIA KIDS FORMATION

The RCIA Kids program is a 2-year program in which your child must register for each year during open registrations.

Your child will be preparing to receive the following sacraments in these 2 years:

  • Baptism

  • Reconciliation

  • First Communion

Parent’s and children are expected to attend Mass every week.

RCIA Teens

12-17 years old

REQUIREMENTS

Parents, if you have a teenager between the ages of 12-16 years old and are not baptized, then the RCIA for Teens is the program for your child.

Parents will need to sign up with the School of Religion office with:

DRE: Amelia Seid

Asst. DRE: Diana Pompa

During open registrations which are scheduled on:

June 3, 2024 from 10:00am-7:00pm

Parents must be registered parishioners of Saint Michael and bring the child’s birth certificate at the time of open registrations.

RCIA TEENS FORMATION

The RCIA Teens program is a 2-year program in which your teenager must register for each year during open registrations.

Your child will be preparing to receive the following sacraments in these 2 years:

  • Baptism

  • Reconciliation

  • First Communion

  • Confirmation

Parent’s and children are expected to attend Mass every week.

GODPARENTS FOR RCIA

REQUIREMENTS

If you are going to be a godparent for baptism you must be:

  • a practicing Catholic

  • has received the initial sacraments already (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation)

  • must 16 years or older

  • if you are married, you must be married in the Catholic Church

  • be a registered member of the parish (if you are not from Gainesville, GA you must be a registered member at a parish near you)

PRE_BAPTISMAL CLASS

 

If you are going to be a godparent to an infant or older child being baptized, you must attend ONE pre-baptismal class.

Saint Michael typically schedules one English class a month, every second Sunday of the month with Deacon Bill Bohn at 9:00am.

We have Spanish pre-baptismal classes every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00am. Our schedule is subject to change.

To see our class schedule, please see the bulletin.

If you will be baptizing at a different parish, and you need the class only, please stop by the main office.

REQUEST SACRAMENTAL CERTICIATE

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