Sponsor Affirmation Form
Baptisms are scheduled for the first and third Sunday of each month. Baptisms at St. Mary’s take place at 11:30am, and at Holy Spirit at 12:30pm.
To begin the process, please fill out the information below. When the form is received, a member of the Parish staff will contact you to schedule a meeting between the parents and one of the priests or deacons. This meeting will cover the importance of the sacrament and guidance on bringing up children in the Catholic faith. This meeting must be held prior to scheduling the date of the baptism and selection of the godparents. Please choose one church when selecting your preferred dates. Also please note, if you are not a parishioner of Annunciation Parish or a resident of Newington, please provide a reason for wanting your child baptized in our parish. If you have no connection to our parish, we strongly encourage you to baptize your child in a Catholic parish near your home and become a member of that parish.
Selection of Godparents
Please do not invite anyone to be a godparent until after the meeting with the priest or deacon. In considering potential godparents, please note that the Church requires those seeking to be admitted as a godparent/sponsor "lives a life of faith which befits the role to be undertaken." This phraseology means that the candidate for godparent/sponsor; A) sincerely believes and strives to put into practice the Word of God as taught by the Catholic Church; B) regularly takes part in the Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation; and C) if married, was married in accordance with the requirements of the Catholic Church.