A sacrament is a material and spoken action which confers divine grace upon a person.
Catholic parents (or parent, if one is not Catholic) of the child to be baptized must be registered members of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Waunakee or Saint Mary of the Lake Parish in Westport.
At least one Godparent for the child must be:
At least 16 years of age and fully initiated in the Catholic Church, having received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
A Godparent (Sponsor) may be either male or female, but if you have 2 Godparent (Sponsor) one must be male and the other must be female.
A godparent (Sponsor) may not be the parent of the child baptized.
Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations.
Received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion with Regularity.
Sincerely try to follow the moral teaching of the Catholic Church in daily life.
If married, married validly according to Catholic teachings.
If single, living a celibate life, not cohabitating with another person.
Sponsor form must be filled out by each Sponsor and returned to the parish office 10 days before baptism.
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS
First-time parents are required to attend a baptism preparation class. Classes are offered online and in-person. You do not have to complete both. The in-person baptism class is located at St John parish and is at no charge. The online baptism class is $65.00 and you can register for the class below. If you have already taken a baptism preparation class, you do not have to take it again.
Click here to register for Baptism Preparation Online.
In-person classes are held 6:30 PM the first Wednesday of every month. Both parents are required to attend. Please call the parish office at 849.5121 Ext. 136 to sign up.
For Spanish Sacrament Prep questions please call or email Maria Anderson 849.5121 Ext. 174 email@example.com.
BAPTISM REQUEST FORM
The Request for Baptism form must be completed and submitted online. Once the form is reviewed you will receive an email confirming your baptism date. Saint John the Baptist and Saint Mary of the Lake celebrate baptisms after each Mass on Saturday and Sunday.
PREPARING FOR THE FIRST EUCHARIST
Annointing of the Sick
A communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick is offered the first Tuesday of the month at the 8:00 AM Mass. Individuals may request the sacrament at anytime by calling 849.5121.
Individual confessions are heard the following days and times:
Saint John the Baptist
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM
Saturday 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Saint Mary of the Lake
Tuesday and Thursday 4:45 PM
Please contact Rev. Father Joe Baker .