Sacrament of Baptism

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Infant Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation into the faith community and family of God.  Having your child baptized is a public expression of your gratitude to God, a promise to actively share your faith with them, and a pledge from the Church to walk with you and your child on the path of discipleship.

Parish Registration

Parents who wish to baptize their child must be registered in the parish.  Click here for Registration Form

Celebration of Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated after the 11 AM Lord’s Day Mass on the first, second, third and fourth Sundays of the month, with exceptions for major feast Days. Register for specific days by completing the form below.

Godparents

“Godparents” are practicing Catholics (16 or older) who have received the Sacrament of confirmation and are prepared, by their teaching and example, to assist the parents in their lifelong duty of handing on the Faith.

Scheduling a Date for Baptism

Parents who wish to have their children baptized at Holy Spirit should contact the secretary in the Parish Life Center 8 weeks prior to the date they would like to baptize their child: 317-585-1257.

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Please complete the Interactive Baptism Registration Information Form

Preparation for Baptism

Both parents are asked to attend Baptism Preparation for their first child or if they have not previously completed a preparation class for the sacrament. Sessions take place on the second Sunday of the month at 12 PM, with occasional changes for holidays. Infants are welcome to attend with their parents.

For questions or more information, please contact Shannon Schmidt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-585-1257.