Baptism Request

Request baptism for a child under the age of 7

Thank you for your desire to have your child baptized at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church.

As a community we welcome new members of our faith with great joy. In order to best accommodate the baptism of your child we ask you to complete the form below as accurately and completely as possible.

Baptism is a Sacrament which brings a new life into the body of Christ, the church, and as such is appropriately a communal event. Therefore, although a baptism may be performed at any time, the preferred time to conduct a baptism in the Catholic Church is as part of the communal celebration of the Mass.

There is no charge for any baptism performed during the celebration of the Mass. However, a $50 donation is suggested for the clergy performing the baptism.

Baptisms outside of Mass require a fee to cover the cost of using the church facilities and a stipend for the clergy performing the baptism. The fee schedule is as follows and must be paid before a baptism will be scheduled:

  • Registered parishioners: $100.00
  • Non-parishioners: $150.00

Parents and Godparents 

Parents and godparents who have not attended a baptism class must do so before a baptism will be scheduled.

Please note: there is a $10 fee for class materials, payable at signin.

If either the parents or godparents are from another parish or reside outside the Diocese of Reno, you must provide a certificate or letter from your parish, signed by your pastor, attesting to your attendance at a Baptismal Preparation class.

Please ensure that all fees (if required) have been paid before the Baptismal Preparation class. 

PARENTS: For the Baptismal Preparation Class, please bring a COPY of the child's Birth Certificate. 

 

Child's Information
Full Name
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Gender
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Date of Birth //
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Place of Birth - City & State
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Family Information
Father's Name
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Religion
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Mother's Full Name
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Enter mother's maiden name please.
Religion
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Marital Status
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Mailing Address
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Phone --
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E-mail Address
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Registered
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Godparent's Information
Requirements to be a Godparent Canon 872 – In the baptism of children, godparents are to be present in order to represent both the expanded spiritual family of the one to be baptized and the role of the Church as a mother. As occasion offers, godparents help the parents so that children will come to profess the faith and live up to it. Godparents, together with the parents, are called to profess the faith of the Catholic Church, in which the child is to be baptized. Canon 873 – Only one male or one female or one of each sex may be employed as a godparent. Canon 874 – §1. To be admitted to the role of godparent, a person must: 1. be designated by the parents or whoever stands in place of parents, or, in their absence, by the pastor or minister of baptism. Those so designated as godparents must have the qualifications and intention of performing in this role; 2. be sixteen years of age or older; 3. be a Catholic who has received the three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) and be living a life consistent with faith and with the responsibility of a godparent; 4. not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared; 5. not be the father or the mother of the one to be baptized. §2. A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community may not be admitted except as a witness to baptism and together with a Catholic godparent.
Godfather's Full Name
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If the person chosen is a Christian, not of the Catholic faith, he can be a witness as long as the person chosen to be the godmother meets the requirements as stated above.
Meets the requirements?
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Is the person a Catholic at least 16 years old,, having received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, and living a life consistent with the Catholic Faith?
Godmother's Full Name
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If the person chosen is a Christian, not of the Catholic faith, she can be a witness as long as the person chosen to be the godfather meets the requirements as stated above.
Meets the requirements?
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Is the person a Catholic at least 16 years old,, having received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, and living a life consistent with the Catholic Faith?
Scheduling the Baptism
Parents and godparents must complete the required Baptism Class before the baptism will be scheduled. The class instructor will assist you in the scheduling. No baptism may be scheduled without successful completion of the Baptism Class.
Clergy requested to perform the Baptism
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Choose who you would prefer to perform the baptism.