Parents who wish to have their child baptized must:

1. Schedule initial appointment with Jenny Manisngh at 386-822-6007 or jmansingh@stpeterdeland.org
2. At the appointment:
a. Provide a copy of the official birth certificate for your child
b. Register parents and Godparents for Baptism Class
c. Select date and Mass time for baptism. We schedule baptisms to take place on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month
3. Provide copy of Baptism Class Certificate of Completion to Jenny Mansingh prior to Baptism

Baptism Class Schedule:

In English
Classes in English are held every other month at St. Peter Church. You must pre-register for the class

In Spanish
Classes in Spanish are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Saint Peter Campus. You must pre-register for the class

Requirements for Godparents (Sponsor)

There may be one or two sponsors. If two, one must be male (godfather) and the other female (godmother). At least one sponsor must be a fully initiated Catholic in good standing with the Church. The other godparent may be a baptized Christian of a different faith (Christian witness, not a sponsor). The Catholic Sponsor must be at least 16 years of age, baptized, confirmed and have received the Eucharist, be living an upright life, have no penalties (e.g., divorced and remarried, or left the Church), and cannot be the child’s parent. Sponsors must attend Baptism Class.

Baptism for Child/Children over the age of 7

According to Canon Law (97.2) “the age of reason” is considered to be 7 years old. Can. 852 identifies, “The provisions of the canons on adult baptism apply to all those who, being no longer infants, have reached the age of reason.” Thus, the church directs us to catechize these older children and guide them through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process that leads them toward full initiation as Catholics. For baptisms of child/children over the age of 7/RCIA, please contact Jenny Mansingh.

Jenny Mansingh
Email
386-822-6007