BAPTISMAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
•Please, be on time. You should be in the Chapel or Church approximately 15 minutes
before the start of the Baptism. If you arrive after the Baptisms have started, you may
have to re-schedule for another day, as we cannot back up and start from the beginning
•Do not wait outside until all your party arrives; this may cause you to be late. The
parents and Godparents and the child to be baptized should go directly to the Chapel or
Church and be seated in the same row, with the parents and the child nearest to the
•We cannot baptize the child if the Godparents (or a proxy) are not present.
•During the ceremony, the father will be asked to come up and receive the candle. If the
father is unable to attend, then the Godfather should be the one to receive the candle.
•There should be NO TALKING during the ceremony. Please show respect for others
and for the Sacrament. Please convey this to all members of your party before the
•You may take pictures during the ceremony using discretion. Nothing should be done to
affect the sacramentality of the Baptism. There will be a picture session for each family
with the Priest/Deacon after the ceremony has been completed.
•Dress properly for the occasion. This is a once in a lifetime event for your child; it is also
a Sacrament and should be observed as such.
•After the Baptisms are over, a Baptismal Certificate will be given to the parents. Be sure
that you keep it in a safe place.
•If you have any items that you would like blessed, you may ask the Priest/Deacon after
the Baptism is over.
•A contribution of $50.00 to the Church for the use of the Chapel/Church is required.
Please give the donation to the Church office at least a week prior to scheduled baptism
date. If your contribution is in the form of a check, make the check payable to:
ALLSAINTS CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Credit cards are also accepted. If you would like to
give a monetary gift to the Deacon or Priest in addition to the contribution to the Church
for performing the Baptism, it would be very welcomed and appreciated.
Should you have any other questions, please contact Gina Rodriguez in the church office
(954) 742-2666 prior to the baptism.