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
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:
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 8:30am Liturgy (spoken, no music)
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 10:00am Liturgy (spoken, with hymns & choir)
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 12:45pm Liturgy (en Español)
Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, Saturday, April 11, 2020 – 8:30pm Liturgy (chanted, with incense & choir)
Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 31, 2020 – 8:30am Liturgy (spoken, harpsichord music)
Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 31, 2020 – 10:00am Liturgy (chanted, with incense & choir)
Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 31, 2020 – 12:45pm Liturgy (en Español)
All Saints' Day, Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 8:30am Liturgy (spoken, harpsichord music)
All Saints' Day, Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 10:00am Liturgy (chanted, with incense & choir)
All Saints' Day, Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 12:45pm Liturgy (en Español)
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).
Fr. Jared Cramer, Rector (This is customary)
Fr. Kenneth Michnay, Priest Associate
Fr. Daniel Snyder, Priest Associate
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?
Infant or Younger Child Baptism (candidates unable to answer the baptismal questions for themselves).
Older Child (candidates able to answer for themselves, parents included in sponsors)
Adult (candidate able to answer for themselves, candidate selects sponsors)
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
Episcopal – Members of this Parish
Episcopal – Would like to become members of this Parish.
Episcopal – Members of Another Parish
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.
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.
The Week Before the Liturgy: Monday – Thursday, During the Day
The Week before the Liturgy: Monday – Thursday, In the Evening (only possible if priest is available)
The Sunday Before the Liturgy: 9am or 11:30am (depending on the priest's availability)
The day of the liturgy, one hour before the service itself.
Do you have any other questions or concerns?
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