Application for Holy Baptism
From the Book of Common Prayer, page 298:
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast.

If you would like to schedule a baptism at St. John's, you may fill out the following form:
Name of Person Filling out the Form *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Preferred Date of Baptism
From the Book of Common Prayer, page 312:
Holy Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, on the Day of Pentecost, on All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day, and on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday after the Epiphany). It is recommended that, as far as possible, Baptisms be reserved for these occasions or when a bishop is present.

Please note: there is not currently a visit from our bishop scheduled for 2020.
Options for the Date & Liturgy Time: *
If you selected "other" above, please explain the pastoral situation why one of the normal baptismal feast days will not work for you.
Who would you like to perform the baptism? (If not one of our clergy, the minister must be an ordained Episcopal clergy person). *
About the Baptismal Candidate
Please tell us about the candidate for baptism.
Full Name of Candidate *
Date of Birth *
Place of Birth *
What type of baptism will this be? *
About the Sponsors
From the Book of Common Prayer, page 298:

Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons.

Sponsors of adults and older children present their candidates and thereby signify their endorsement of the candidates and their intention to support them by prayer and example in their Christian life. Sponsors of infants, commonly called godparents, present their candidates, make promises in their own names, and also take vows on behalf of their candidates.

It is fitting that parents be included among the godparents of their own children.

Additionally, it is fitting that candidates for baptism are baptized within the community of faith that will be supporting them in their life as a Christian. Occasionally, and if there are specific pastoral circumstances, a baptism will be offered for people who are members of another church—though this is rare.
First Parent's Full Name and Relation (Father, Mother, etc. – for recording in the parish register) *
Will the first parent be present and participating in the baptism as one of the sponsors? *
Second Parent's Full Name and Relation (Father, Mother, etc. – for recording in the parish register)
Will the second parent be present and participating in the baptism as one of the sponsors? *
Religious Affiliation of Parents *
If the parents are not members of the parish, and not intending to become members, please explain why you would like the baptism to happen at our community of faith.
What other people will be serving as sponsors (e.g., godparents)? Please list their name, religious affiliation, home address, email address, and phone number.
Baptismal Preparation
From then Book of Common Prayer, page 298:

Parents and godparents are to be instructed in the meaning of Baptism, in their duties to help the new Christians grow in the knowledge and love of God, and in their responsibilities as members of his Church.

At our parish, this instruction also includes a walkthrough of the baptism itself, so that everyone can know what to do and truly enjoy this important day. Please note: all parents and other sponsors (including godparents) who will be participating in the baptism must be present for the preparation meeting with the priest.
When would everyone be able to meet with the priest for preparation? We will contact you to schedule a specific time. Please select all that could possibly apply. *
Do you have any other questions or concerns?
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