Baptism / Pre-Jordan
The liturgy of Baptism is joyfully celebrated on the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month at 1:20 pm in the church.
Parents may obtain all the necessary forms and the Baptism Guidelines and Instructions for the Godparents at the Baptism (Pre-Jordan) class. It is wise to attend the Baptism class as early as possible--even before the child is born. If you have previously attended the Pre-Jordan class (within the past three years), please telephone one of the priests to obtain all the forms, guidelines, and instructions. The Pre-Jordan class is held on the third Sunday of the month at 10:00 am in the Katharine Drexel Conference Room (off the lobby area of Msgr. McGettigan Hall). Please call the rectory (610-259-1169) or email the parish secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confrim your attendance for the Pre-Jordan class.
To qualify as a sponsor, a person must:attesting to the fact that they qualify to be a Godparent.
Be at least 16 years of age
Have received their First Communion and Confirmation
Attend weekly Mass
Receive the Eucharist and Reconciliation (Confession) often
Live in conformity with the teachings of the Catholic faith
The purpose of the Pre-Jordan program is to assist parents in celebrating the Baptism of their child and to give them insight into the child’s spiritual care and training.
With the completion of all documents, parents may make final arrangements by telephoning one of the parish priests. Arrangements may also be made for a visiting priest or deacon to baptize a child at times convenient to the family and when the church is available.