Can you please advise if this is indeed Catholic Church Law and what I do from here in regards to my faith? Parents are responsible for the religious formation of their children until they are adults. Does the Catholic Church Consider Non-Catholic Baptisms Valid? Could you give reasons according to the mind of the church why during Baptism, the baptismal formular, , …..I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, there is no response of “Amen”. How long it takes for communion and confirmation varies, you should contact your nearest church. I have always identified as a Christian even though I did not attend church regularly as a child. Jon, I am originally a Indian citizen and a Hindu by birth, currently working in the US on a work permit visa, I have been exploring the Christian way for over a year now and would like to convert into a Catholic Christian. I’m his grandmother but I’m raising him. The vows have you before God, stating that you will raise this child in the faith. Given that early Christians described rebirth in its relationship to baptism, the most reasonable interpretation of Irenaeus’s words is that people of all ages were baptized within 150 years after the Resurrection of Jesus. is it to late for ne to be saved and brought back to gods kingdom? I know we are all Christians, but despite them having been Confirmed in the C of E Church, they too have turned away from it of their own free will (it’s not me making them Baptise the grandchildren into one faith over another). The infant is receiving – not giving.) Hello my name is Kendra. Baptize her and be valid? For someone who is baptized as an infant, the personal response of faith comes as the child grows to respond to the graces given in baptism. I started attending my new local Catholic church and joined the group for those wishing to convert to Catholicism and re-done the course from start to finish. I now attend church meeting on a Thursday every week for the past year.which I really enjoy . Parents and godparents are present at the Baptism ceremony and promise to take on the responsibility of forming the child in the ways of the Catholic faith. In His Service, Then get permission from the church she attends in her town to have him baptized in the state where she works. I am pregnant with my first child. I loved my confirmation name as MARJORIE but the BISHOP named me wrongly as MARGARET !!!!!!! It has been my experience that all students are welcome regardless of belief. I am a Catholic in Australia and I married a non Catholic in a Catholic Church. My son was just born & I have a couple in mind to be his godparents. Yes, this can be quite a dilemma for some people. Yes, we would like them to go to Catholic Schools, so that they can learn the Catholic faith and be with other children who understand and are used to the same faith, rather than just ‘the school down the road’ because it is more convenient. She ‘s OK with this. Once a person is really Baptized, they stay that way for Eternity, as true Baptism is a Sacrament that makes an indelible character on the immortal soul. Would we be allowed to be Godparents? Thank you kindly for any answers you can offer. I think if you bring up your concerns with the parish they will be able to help you with a solution. How old are your sons? Now you need to find godparents who do not fail your child. My son is getting baptised this Sunday. It may be possible, but you would need to connect with a church in the Philippines to discuss. I have a friend in Mexico who will be baptizing her baby, and one of the baby’s to be Godparent is Indian Hindu. I realized early on that I had made a mistake joining the LDS church. My husband is not Catholic and we were not married in a church. Although I don’t want to imply that the Priest is not being completely truthful in his response, I do get the impression that we are being viewed as just one of those families who want church when it suits us, (in other words just to have the Children Baptised so they can get into a good school and we can have a party)but not at any other time, and that hurts deeply. I was due to be received into the church three years ago at Easter. Hello, Jessica. I told my daughter we, she & I, can do this church sometimes. Hi Wendy. Eight years ago I went to the local Parish office and enquired about getting the younger child baptised. What happen to free will of becoming a catholic? Hi, my brother is baptizing his baby soon and has asked me to be the godmother. I have a situation that I need a Catholic priest to clarify. First, let us appeal to the Bible. I have just decided to convert to Catholicism last year (I used to be a freethinker) and have not been baptised even though I already starting going for Masses. You are best contacting your Catholic church of choice to learn the options to make a decision. The one parent who is religious probably should be making their presence at the church you will be choosing to baptize your future children. He gave me the baptism forms for my children immediatley and they were baptised a few months later, I have been meeting the priest weekly since then and tonight will recieve the three sacrements together. I understand about taking a course if you are not Catholic. So if the mother is Catholic and the father is Jewish, for example, then each parent has the right to take the child to their respective religious services and to enroll them in rituals such as a baptism and bar mitzvah for example. My dad is Italian, raised in Brooklyn, I have always been a proud catholic! Also, everyone has the right to petition for annulment as well. It sounds very predjuice. When the Church ‘does’ any sacrament, it uses the words of CHRIST, because while the human minister is the one doing the visible action, it is CHRIST who does the spiritual action of removing original sin and giving sanctifying and actual grace. You have to encourage him to get marry so as to unite both of you in the sacrament. She is validly baptized and the baptism should be recognized and accepted. I’m not catholic but my 13 year old daughter attends catholic school and wants to get confirmed next April, but she was never baptized. There is no age limit, but once the child has reached the age of reason, the Church will offer Catechism classes so she can be prepared to fully unite herself to the Sacrament of Baptism. Can you Baptist a child too a couple that isn’t married yet and I would be the God father and the mother in law would be a stranger to me but a friend of the mother? Tell him about your situation, and let him help you. Your priest and deacon do not know their Canon Law. There’s NO WAY we need to be clouding the issue of the Trinity now or in any age by refusing to use the Trinitarian formula given by Jesus and passed on in the actual rite of Baptism from the earliest times of the Church. It sounds like in your culture that godparents take on quite a bit more significance than in my culture, but as far as the sacrament of baptism is concerned, once you have been baptized you are baptized forever regardless of any future actions your godparents may take (such as leaving the faith, mistreatment, etc.). Since St. Peter said that one can be baptized in just the name of Jesus, would that be considered a proper baptism when preformed by another religion? my cousin & her fiancée ( then ) baptized my daughter a year ago & recently they separater . She may get a happy feeling. I had an 83 year old grandmother in my class last year and we had a joyful celebration on Easter. I have been baptized. We are very happy. No. Please advise. However, we want our 7-year old adopted daughter to have the opportunity to follow her own heart in this matter as she gets older. We were married in the Greek Orthodox Church. Old. Thanks. What happened to my child when. What did I promise & say at my daughters Catholic Baptism- exact words & interpretation. Just to find a church. A Prophet is someone God uses to deliver message to you with confirmation. The baptismal promise includes the promise that you will do your best to raise your child in the Catholic faith. A question… Why do you want siblings to do the baptism rather than a priest? Any comments or suggestions? There may be a maximum of 2 Godparents. My son in law has attended church with us for years and wishes to be baptized in the catholic faith(he has never been baptized). Can I still have her baptized even though he cannot attend? I am catholic and my husband Anglican. He wishes to be baptized now. At least he will be baptized, but he won’t have much else of a Catholic upbringing. I am baptizing my son tomorrow, does the baptism fufill the Sunday obligation ? VD. I am getting anxious since my child will. She/my daughter, wants to attend church at the non denominational Christian church. So when I start my journey to Catholicism, do I need to make my baptismal circumstances known and get re-baptized? I have seen many “within the faith” whom are not correct in the interpretation of Catholic beliefs. Your child needs the graces from the sacrament! I have lately felt a pull towards the catholic faith and have begun to attends mass at my local parish. You have the choice of having a large wedding as though it’s your first (which in the eyes of the church it is) or you can have a priest take a 10-15 minute wedding with an exchange of Catholic Rite vows. I did it before and it helped me a great deal, to the point of getting reunited with my Faith and ending up marrying through the Church. I am not sure whether I will then pull them out before the end of the year and start Term 4 for this year at a different school or wait until the end of the school year and then transfer them over to a new school. I don’t mean to sound critical but even though a protestant service might make you feel good you cannot participate in the most important part of worship – true Communion with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of Eucharist. If there is no grave danger of death, I see no reason to baptize the child under these circumstances in this way. When it comes to adult baptism, you would need to go through an RCIA process, its a process that can be 9-12 months and has the adult baptized, receive first communion, and confirmation at Easter Vigil. Roman Catholicism - Roman Catholicism - Baptism: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration and initiation into the church that was begun by Jesus, who accepted baptism from St. John the Baptist and also ordered the Apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). What would I have to do to get them baptized in the Catholic Church? If he said he has a problem, what problem did he give you? I’d suggest going to your local church and inquiring there, but I don’t think you should have any problem getting baptized, regardless of citizenship. Obviously, I reside on a different part of the autism spectrum than she does, and I also have other disabilities, but I struggle with different degrees of things than my best friend and my partner do). I was married to a catholic in the church but now divorced. Hello! Do your parent/Parents belong to a Catholic church then you can have your child baptized under them. Yes, but there is hoops to go through, you need permission from the Bishop but it does happen. The most significant thing with this sacrament is the suffering you have been going through is united to the passion of Christ which is the very work of salvation. Is it at all possible to have our child baptized under two different churches? While he is not Catholic, we were married in the church and he supports me raising our child in the Catholic faith. Hello, I want to baptize my daughter (10 months old right now) in the Catholic church. I hope you have a realistic idea of how this may affect your family life from now on. Can I attend Catholic church and receive communion. I am 59 years old this year and have been a practicing Catholic all my life. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Yes, the marriage will have to be annulled, but given your health situation, you may be able to skip RCIA. Well here is a briefing of the situation. Can I go for confession? Friends and family may be *Godparent(s)* for each other’s children. I Want to baptize my daughter for her 2 nd birthday next month but. Can I get baptised into the Catholic faith? Will they still allow us to do so? Have classes until four more months .. can any praticing Catholic. For Christ Himself “by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. And also, if you did this process as a young child, do you have to prove this somehow? One of the god parents is a Catholic can a non domoniational Christian be the other godparent?. Those aren’t rules, ey are prcalled procedures just like at any christian church. I am told I need it to be married…does my baptism count? It specifically says: Code of Canon Law, cc. In the spirit of brevity here is the short answer straight from the Catechism: “The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. This makes no sense to me. We want to put the proper wording on the invite. The ceremony initiates a child (or adult) into the Catholic faith and membership into the church, the holy body of the people of Christ. While raised Catholic, My daughter has stopped practicing her faith. My ex has made several threats to me that there will be no baptism of our 3 month old until court is over, and that my son’s last name changes to his. The only potential hurdle would be if you plan not to be in the United States much longer – occasionally adults converting are told to take a class prior to baptism and if you aren’t around long enough to enroll and complete the class that might be an issue. Only a priest or deacon may baptize. ETYMOLOGY. Can I still baptize my children without god parents? We are both Catholic, but, currently separated due to irreconcilable differences. I have speant many years considering religion an dthe Catholic one feels to give me the most comfort. I don’t have our sons baptism certificates are they registered on a registry as this was done is South Australia.. The Sacrament is also recorded in both the parish where the Sacrament was celebrated AND notification is sent to the recipients BAPTISMAL parish to be recorded in their Sacramental archives. Can he get baptized at 2 different catholic parishes? It took hundreds of years just to work out language clear enough (in Latin and Greek) to try to describe the Trinity so human minds could grasp it without making three god or one God with three parts, etc. Does anyone know the official answer? Through the waters of the Red Sea you led Israel out of slavery, to be an image of God's holy people, set free from sin by Baptism. My child will be baptized at 13 months old and will be bigger and most-likely walking at that time. I hope to be able to do the same with my three (boys) – and it is not any easy job! Patty. baptism does not depend if the parents are married or not, as long as the intent of the parents is clear and true that they desire that their children is to be baptized in the catholic church. As far as receiving communion I would talk to your parish priest but I can’t see them having an issue if you’ve already received the sacrament of communion. My lawyer told me that there is no law against me baptizing my son without his permission, but I read online somewhere that this can be used against me in court. Is that correct? Hey, I was wondering if I want to baptize my nephew so I have to have completed my first community? How long does this process last? It doesn’t matter to God if you are Anglican, Baptist, Catholic. I’m proud to be her godmother and have always tried to guide her especially after her mother died. I just baptised my daughter and what was required from the godparents was proof of their baptism. You will not be able to be married in the Catholic Church though. Yes, it is definitely possible! we are looking to get my daughter baptism. I am at the point where I really have no wish to attend the ceremony because I am opposed to not letting him make his own decision when he’s ready. Just so you’re aware, I’ve spoken with a Catholic Priest and Monsignor concerning my actions and they were in complete agreement that I performed the ritual correctly. It is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our salvation. New Canon 868. The baptism of blood is similar to the baptism of desire. Baptizing “in the name of Jesus Christ” is not a valid baptism. My understanding oohs as object may be “blessed” by a priest, not baptised. You most certainly can be baptized! My mum bought a drumstick today and I was afraid of making my mum angry, yet again I am afraid I have committed a sin.. He wants our son baptized catholic as do I. I have not attended mass regularly in recent years but now that I am a mother I want to carry on the same traditions I had with my son. Regards, Hello, Baptism is the first step in becoming a full Catholic Christian. The only condition for baptism is that you have never been baptised before. Can I ? For example I was baptised and guess what my parents got divorced and my so called God parents are no longer practicing Catholic. He could very well be baptized within a few weeks. If my third child is not able to be baptized at the church that my other two kids were baptized in (also did first communion, and I got married in this church) we will no longer attend this church. He will also learn about Judaism and there traditions, would this be a problem with baptism? I’m expecting my first next year. Thank you very much. IF me And my husband were to ever bapitize a child would we have to do it as a couple or say the parents pick him only and not me his wife. (as [Child] is returned to [Parent1] and [Parent2]) This certainly would strengthen your case. Would this be an issue and would we still be able to be the godparents? Please email me because I don’t check this website often. Since we don’t have any close Catholic friend nor relatives, we would like to know if it’s absolutely necessary to have godparents in order to be baptized in Catholic Church? Does anyone know how to help?? Were you baptized Catholic? Praying for your precious grandsons. “home” that she identifies with and feels comfortable in especially during this critical and formative period in her life. If those people are 100% not involved in their lives shouldnt there be an exception? But apparently it would seem to be a complicated procedure, by some rules that say I have to reside their for six months. I’m no expert but here I go. Please help. That your in-laws won’t come if it’s in the Church then you have something to work with. We want the child to be raised in the church and attend school where his half-brother and sisters attended. (An aside, given your daughter has significant communication difficulties, she may understand some concepts without anyone else knowing. I would like to get my 4 kids baptized ages 5 3 2 and 1. Thanks. As a parent, in terms of Christianity, you have the responsibility of teaching your child and nurturing their spiritual development for the sake of the child’s soul. Is it possible to baptize or no. I have a 3 month old baby. My 11 year old daughter attends a catholic school ! Baptism is defined positively in the one and negatively in the other. I have a question, My boyfriend was asked to baptize a child of his friends with another women. Hi Terry. Geez. What are the reasons she is having him baptized? We been married 12 yrs. What happens when a child(12years old) decides to get Baptized in a Non-denominational church…She was Baptized Catholic when she was a baby and not her choice and now wants to get baptized because it is her choice…What are the responsibilities now of the Catholic godparents??? How can you not want that? If they are younger than seven, it’s a simple process. He is non-Catholic. I have the same problem I don’t have much friends Nd my bffs are Presbyterian so I’m having a hard time finding a godmother for my baby. Her relationship to the non-denominational church may change. the Methodist church uses water and the trinitarian format so it’s considered valid. Jesus does love you and your family, and He wants you to come to Him. I am a Catholic BY birth and was BAPTISED IN A CATHOLIC CHURCH !!!!!!!!!! If they aren’t comfortable doing it they could put you off til someone else is available – but yes- you can still have the baptism for your child. You are only fuelling the hate of other religions and not loving thy neighbour. Hi! I was attempting to explain ordinary ministers, but in my conciseness I caused confusion. I just spoke to the pastoral associate at my church because I’m looking to have my 5 week old baptized. Annointing with Chrism. Some priests tend to lose sight of the fact that they are servants to their parisheners and not the other way round. Question the motives of many involved in this. My husband and I are both Catholics but are not married through the church yet due to the fact that he is in the military. He was not raised Catholic (or any religion). Hi Michele. Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Is this backed by ANY Scriptures. By baptizing infants, the church could claim membership (and control) of more people, since the decision was made before the child could be old enough to actually understand and accept Christ into their heart and life. I myself always wanted to be a catholic from a young age I even attended catholic school my best friend of 30years is catholic. Typically Christian churches respect and recognize a baptism celebrated in another church. Hi Grey . Okay, I was born at 24 weeks. I was born in to the Catholic faith and so was baptised as a baby and confirmed as a child because it was my parents wishes. The Apostolic Tradition (usually attributed to St. Hippolytus) was written in the early third century. Dear Tatiana, Please give me some advise, thank you in advance! I had private instruction, not RCIA. I am baptized as catholic but want to be recleanes and rebaptized still as a catholic. Hello, My husband and I are married through Catholic Church, we wanted to baptize our son. children as well. However, we had an issue with the Birth registration and seems like it would be a long legal procedure to close out. A baptism is a relatively simple ceremony in terms of logistics. Baptism isn’t something that should be treated lightly to quickly get done so that you can move on to others things. Beliefs and Practices of UPCI United Pentecostal Church International, M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America, B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University. The infant of infidels , even over the objections of the parents, is licitly baptized when life is so threatened that it is prudently foreseen that death will result before the infant attains the use of reason. They would be thrilled to help you prepare for Baptism. Yes, your child may be baptized. Now I have just been diagnosed with terminal cancer with 3 or 4 months to live. I suspect that she’s doing it to somehow please her boyfriend, or ingratiate herself in to his family. By using Learn Religions, you accept our. You should contact the archdiocese of each of the cities he lived in, starting with the most likely to least. I have been to church, its been a while though. We asked his sister and her husband to be godparents they said yes. bad step mother and the WWII. In the eyes of the Catholic Church your marriage will also be invalid and you will not be able to take part in Communion. Thank you. Thank you. I’m 23 years old and would like to know the process on what I need to do. All relatives live out of state and cannot make the trip. You can then contact the parish, and request a copy of the certificate. Thank you. Do my daughter’s godparents have to be Catholics? Her baptism is not affected by this and so there would be no need to re-baptize her. His family and him are catholic and now want to baptize her again in the catholic church but from what I have heard from many is no you cant if baptized once and in a different religion. He was married in church to his Catholic wife. 867-868; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1251) In order that a child be baptized, it is necessary that the parents consent, or at least one of them, or someone legally standing in their place, and that there is reasonable hope that the child will be brought up in the Catholic Faith. Hello rozee. she is not like my other godmothers/godfathers. Jarrad, Yes she can as long as she is of age, and as long as the godparents are living in acrodance with the teachings of the Church. I was questioned at work by a non Catholic Christian who attended a funeral mass at a Catholic church. I baptized my first wife by the roadside after an accident, so, anytime, anywhere, by anyone using the Trinitarian formula is my understanding, typically in exigent (sp?) He used the Catechism and followed the formula given; after that he told his priest, who completed the Baptism in church later. 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