Attendance at one baptismal preparation session is required before Baptism can be scheduled. Preparation may begin at any time during pregnancy.
Choosing a Godparent(s) for your child is an important duty for parents. Godparents are entrusted with the responsibility (along with parents) of raising the child in the Catholic faith; passing on the heritage of our faith. Choose Godparent(s) who will be a real and lasting help in the Catholic-Christian formation of your child. At least one Godparent should be over the age of 16, Confirmed in the Catholic faith, and currently practicing their faith, including weekly mass attendance. Others must be baptized in the Christian faith.
To register for the Baptismal class and schedule a Baptism, please call Diane Lewis at 410-676-5119, ext. 115, or email Diane.Lewis@archbalt.org. You can begin the process by completing the Baptism Registration Form to request a baptism. The registration form as well as the other required documents must be returned to schedule the pre-baptismal class and baptism.
For the Baptism of adults or children over the age of 7, contact Diane Lewis at 410-676-5119 ext. 115 or email: Diane.Lewis@archbalt.org.
First Reconciliation – First Eucharist
To receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist (First Communion), the Archdiocesan guidelines recommend that children be in second grade or higher.
Faith Formation Class/Sacrament Registration Form: 2023-2024 Faith Formation Registration
Reconciliation Parent Meetings & Rehearsals Form:
In preparation for the sacraments, parents are asked to attend two parent education meetings and work with the child using a recommended book.
For more information, please contact Christopher.Brooks@archbalt.org or 410-676-5119 ext. 121
High School/Confirmation: Contact Diane Lewis by e-mail or 410-676-5119 ext. 115
A two-year program usually begins for students in Grade 9 and includes catechetical sessions, service projects, and retreats. Celebration of the sacrament occurs at the end of the second year.
CONFIRMATION DATE FOR 2024 IS APRIL 6th!
HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR
HIGH SCHOOL 2023-2024 FAITH FORMATION CONFIRMATION CALENDAR
CALENDARIO DE CONFIRMACIÓN DE FORMACIÓN DE FE 2023-2024 DE ESCUELA SECUNDARIA
SFDS PARENT CANDIDATE GUIDE
WORTHY OF THE CALL
- Complete Youth Application and References and WOC Verification Form (return to Christopher.Brooks@archbalt.org)
HIGH SCHOOL CREATED TO LOVE
Contact Deacon Chuck Hoppe at William.Hoppe@archbalt.org or call the Pastorate office 410-676-5119.
For adults who have celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist in the Catholic Church but did not have the opportunity to be confirmed.
According to Archdiocesan policy, couples are required to make an appointment with a priest or deacon of the parish at least six months in advance of the date they plan to celebrate their wedding in order to have sufficient time for marriage preparation.
Call the parish office at 410-676-5119 to set an appointment with a priest or deacon and to discuss the wedding ceremony, prayers, environment, and music.
Anointing of the Sick
Contact: Parish Office at 410-676-5119
Available after all of the weekend Masses and at other times by appointment by calling the parish office.
Become A Catholic/RCIA Program
E-mail for dates and to register to William.Hoppe@archbalt.org
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program designed for adults who seek the living God and desire to further their faith journey through study and conversion as the Spirit opens their hearts. If you would like to become a member of our faith, or if you are baptized Catholic and have not received First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, please contact Deacon Chuck Hoppe at William.Hoppe@archbalt.org
If you need to obtain a copy of a sacrament performed at St. Francis de Sales. You may request one here!