A CATHOLIC PARISH IN THE MARIANIST TRADITION
LOCATED IN HISTORIC EAST WALNUT HILLS
8:30 and 11:00 am
What is Baptism?
“Receiving the Sacrament of Baptism signifies entrance into Christian life. It is the sacrament which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we become members of Christ. Being incorporated into the Church means we are sharers in her mission: Baptism is a sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”
Baptisms at St. Francis de Sales are held on the third Sunday of the month. They can be during or after 8:30 am or 11:00 am Mass.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any requirements in order to have my child baptized at Saint Francis de Sales Parish?
1) Parents/Guardians are required to meet with the Pastor. This can be after the 8:30 or 11:00 Mass on Sunday, or call for an appointment at the parish office.
We ask that the family attend the chosen Mass, even if the baptism is after Mass.
2) Parent(s) are asked to write a letter to their child telling them why they are being baptized Catholic.
Who can be a godparent?
One of the godparents should be Roman Catholic. It is preferred that godparents be practicing and confirmed Catholics and at least 16 years old.
Can a non-Catholic be a godparent?
Yes, a non-Catholic Christian can serve as a godparent.
What if the godparents cannot come to the actual celebration?
You can have a proxy stand in for the godparent(s). Please let the staff know so they can record the name of the actual sponsor on the baptism certificate.
Persons wanting to arrange for a baptism call the parish office 513-961-1945 at least one month before the desired date.
MAY THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT BE GLORIFIED IN ALL PLACES BY THE IMMACULATE VIRGIN MARY
Saint Francis de Sales Parish | 1600 Madison Road | Cincinnati, OH 45206
513 961-1945 | email@example.com