Baptism Information

Thank you for inquiring about Baptisms at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

Children up to the age of 6 can be baptized as infants. Children 7 and older need to attend religious education classes prior to baptism.

Since a baptismal certificate is considered a legal document, a copy of the child’s legal birth certificate (issued by the state) is needed. A copy of the record that the hospital sends to the County Recorder’s Office is also acceptable.

The parents or legal guardian(s) of the child are the only people who can register the child for the Sacrament of Baptism.

One Sponsor (godparent) is required for the celebration of Baptism. Two (one man and one woman) may be allowed for a good pastoral reason.

To serve as a Sponsor (Godparent), one must meet the following requirements:

 

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

  2. Should be attending a Catholic church regularly and participating fully in the sacraments of the Church (i.e. Eucharist and Reconciliation).

  3. Must be a fully initiated member of the Church (i.e. have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation).

If the Sponsor is married, he/she/they must have had their marriage blessed in the Catholic Church.

There is a one-time Baptismal Class that both the parents and Godparents must attend. For those who live outside of the parish, we will accept a certificate or letter stating that you have participated in a similar class in your home parish within the last two (2) years.

Those parents who are not registered members of our parish must request a Letter of Permission from their home parish/pastor to have their child baptized at Our Lady of Victory Parish.

We have different styles of baptismal ceremonies:

• Group baptism:
$50 per family (siblings living at the same address). Registration stipend to be paid at the time of registration.
• Baptism at a public Sunday Mass: $100/one family (siblings living at the same address). Registration stipend to be paid at the time of registration.
• Private Baptism: $250/one family (siblings living at the same address). Dependent on celebrant’s schedule and availability of the church or chapel.
A non-refundable deposit of $125 is required at the time of registration.
• Private Baptism within a private Mass: $500/one family
(siblings living at the same address). Dependent on celebrant’s schedule and availability of the church. A none-refundable deposit of $250 is required at the time of registrataion.

 

Cash or checks accepted. Exact change only if using cash. No debit or credit cards.

If you have any other questions or would like to register for the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact us at either (559) 226-1163 or olvchurch@gmail.com

Click here for the Baptism form with important dates.

 

Diocese of Fresno Policy for Infant Baptism

  1. Infants should be baptized soon after birth, but sufficient time is necessary for proper instruction.

  2. Children who are seven (7) years of age or older must receive instruction in the Church before being baptized (cf adult baptism)

  3. The ordinary place for baptism is the parish church of the parents.

  4. The parents or legal guardian(s) must request baptism.

  5. There must be founded hope that the child baptized will be brought up in the Catholic religion .

  6. Godparents must have received Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist, should be at least 16 years of age, and should be practicing Catholics who are able to give the example of a good Catholic life. There are normally to be two godparents, one man and one woman.

  7. A baptized non-Catholic may not be a godparent but may be a Christian Witness to the baptism, as long as there is one practicing Catholic godparent.

  8. Baptism is not to be conferred until parents and godparents have attended pre-baptismal instruction. The responsibilities of parents and godparents are to be reviewed, as well as preparation for the celebration of the Rite of Baptism.

Informacion para los bautismos

 

Gracias por solicitar informacion sobre los bautismos en la Igelsia Catolica Nuestra Señora de la Victorioas.

Los niños(as), hasta la edad de seis años, pueden ser bautizados(as) como infantes. Los niños(as) de siete años en adelante necesitan asistir a clases de educacion religiosa antes del bautismo.

Puesto que el Certificado de Bautismo es considerado un documento legal, se necesita una copia de la acta legal del nacimiento del niño(a) (expedida por el estado). Tambien es aceptable una copia del registro que el hospital envia a la Oficina del Registrador del Condado.

Los padres o tutores legals del niño(a) son las unicas personals quienes pueden inscribir a un(a) niño(a) para el Sacramento del Bautismo.

Se necesita un padrino o una madrina para la celebracion del Bautismo. Dos padrinos (un hombre y una mujer) pueden permitirse por una buena razon pastoral.

Para servir como Padrino o Madrina, una persona debe cumplir los siguientes requisitos:

  1. Tener cuando menos 16 años de edad.

  2. Asistir a una iglesia Catolica regularmente y participar regularmente en los Sacramentos de la Iglesia (principalmente en la Eucaristia y la Reconciliacion).

  3. Los Padrinos deben haber sido iniciados como miembros de la Iglesia (es decir: haber recibido los Sacramentos del Bautismo, la Sacrada Comunion y la Confirmacion)

Si los padrinos son casados el/ella/ellos deben de estar casados por la Iglesia Catolica.

Hay una clase bautismal que tanto los papas como los padrinos deben asistir. (Si es possible, traten de hacer arreglos para el cuidado de sus niños durante la clase de preparacion.) Si los padres o los padrinos viven fuera de la ciudad, aceptaremos un cerficiado o carta indicando que han participado en una clase de prepararcion para el Bautismo en su parroquia en los ultimos dos años.

Los padres que no viven dentro de los limites de Nuestra Señora de Las Victorias, deben solicitar una carta de permiso de su parroquia actual para bautizar a su niño(a) en nuestra parroquia.

Tenemos diferentes estilos de ceremonias bautismales:

• Bautizo en grupo: $50 por familia (hermanos que viven en la misma direccion). El estipendo de inscripcion se pagara en el momento del registro.
• Bautizo en una Misa Dominical publica: $100 / una familia: (hermanos que viven en la misma direccion). El estipendo de inscripcion se pagara en el momento del registro.
• Bautismo de Rito privado: $250 / una familia: (hermanos que viven en la misma direccion). Depende del calendario y disponibilidad de la iglesia o capilla. Un deposito no reembolsable de $125 se requiere en el momento de la inscripcion.
• Bautismo privado dentro de una Misa Privada: $500 / una famila:
(hermanos que viven en la misma direccion). Depende del calendario y disponibilidad de la iglecia. Un deposito no reembolsable de $250 se requiere en el momento de la inscripcion.

 

Se aceptan pagos en efectivo o con cheque. Cambio exacto si es en efectivo por favor. No debito o tarjetas de credito.

Para mas informacion o para registrarse, favor de comunicarse con la oficina al numero (559) 226-1163 o por correo electronico a olvchurch@gmail.com

Haga clic aqui para el Formulario Bautismal con calendario de fechas importantes.