Baptism at St. Paul Parish

Baptism initiates each of us as beloved sons and daughters into the family of God. It is usually celebrated shortly after a baby is born. This sacrament indicates that we have been born to a new life in Christ, made possible by Christ’s life, death, and Resurrection.

"The Christian community welcomes you with great joy."

These are the words of the priest at the beginning of Baptism, so it is fitting for the community to be gathered to welcome these new Christians. As such, baptisms are celebrated communally at St. Paul, either with other families or with the parish community. Baptisms are celebrated at St. Paul on the 1st Sunday of the month at 1:30pm (with up to 4 babies) or with the parish community at a Sunday 9:00am Family Mass.

To request baptism for your child, please complete a Baptismal Request Form by clicking the link below and return it as soon as possible but ordinarily no later than one month prior to Baptism.

Baptismal Request Form 

Please Note: The Baptismal Request Form is an editable PDF form. It can be filled in online and saved, then emailed or printed. Alternatively, the blank form can be printed out and filled in by hand.

Completed forms may be emailed to Kelly Meraw, Coordinator of Pastoral Care, at kelly.meraw@sjspwellesley.org, faxed to 781-235-6990, or brought/mailed to the parish office. A baptismal preparation meeting is required for all parents who have not had a child baptized previously. Once we receive your request form we will contact you to discuss baptismal preparation and confirm the requested date.

 

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