Nuestro Párroco el Padre Wencil y los diáconos entrevistan a padres de familia que están interesados en Bautizar a sus niños menores de 7 años. Para más informes, tome una hoja con todos los papeles que tiene traer para la entrevista. Se encuentran en la pared enfrente del centro de bienvenida.
Para Bautizar en la Iglesia de St. Paul, se pide:
1. Participar en Misa los domingos
2. Venir a la oficina parroquial a una
entrevista con el sacerdote o diacono el PRIMER MARTES DEL MES a las 7 PM
3. Traer a la entrevista COPIA
Congratulations! New life is in your midst and it is truly a gift from God. How blest are you and your family to experience the love of God in such a special way. We hope that through this experience, you and your family will grow in the Faith of the Church and be open to receive all the graces so freely given by the Holy Spirit at this time.
The universal Catholic Church, along with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, provides guidelines that govern how, when and where baptism is celebrated. Ideally, parents who are requesting baptism for their young children are themselves fully initiated Catholic Christians and are properly married in the Catholic Church. If you are not fully initiated or are not married in the Catholic Church, it is our commitment to help you prepare for these sacraments so that you, too, can share fully in the life of the Church. Parents are the first and most important teachers of the faith and teach most profoundly by their good example. We wish to provide you with all that you need to live out your Catholic faith, properly teach your children the extraordinary beauty of this faith, and raise them in the Church.
First Steps for Parents
Meet with the pastor: Fr. Wencil and other clergy members meet individually with parents on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. You do not need an appointment. Parents show up, sign in, and are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring the following to this appointment:
About the Baptism Classes
One of the charisms of our faith community is that we work hard to be a warm and welcoming community to all. We are a large Catholic parish with a small parish feel. Achieving this small community feeling happens when we intentionally spend time with one another. For this reason, we ask all parents--whether they've been to a baptism class recently or not--to attend our baptism classes every time they bring a child for baptism. While the class certainly leads parents to a deeper understanding of the theology of baptism, emphasis also is placed on growing together in community and the gifts we all have to offer. The wisdom and insight that parents of multiple children raised in the faith have to share is a blessing to those who are celebrating the birth of their first child or are just now returning to the faith.