By now you have read the requirements for infant and child baptism. You are a registered member of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence and are ready to begin the scheduling process. It is the parent's responsibility to see that the following steps are completed in a timely manner to ensure that the baptism may take place.
Submit Inquiry Form - Complete the Infant or Child Baptism Inquiry form.
Confirm Date of Baptism - Once the Inquiry form has been received, someone from the parish office will contact you within two weeks of receiving the form to discuss possible dates. Please remember that the parish staff must consider many factors when determining a baptismal date, i.e., priest schedules, liturgical seasons, baptisms already on the schedule, etc. It may take several days and numerous calls to confirm a date.
Schedule a Pre-Baptismal Appointment - If this is the couple's first child to be baptised at the Basilica, a pre-baptismal appointment with the Pastor will be scheduled. You may request this appointment online after the baptism date has been confirmed.
Request Qualification of Godparents - Catholic godparents must be registered in a parish and practicing their faith. Furthermore, they must request from
their parish, a letter or certificate of eligibility to be a godparent. This document must be sent directly to the Basilica of Saint Lawrence and received no later than one week prior to the baptism.
It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that the godparents request the documentation and that the Basilica receives it in a timely manner to ensure that the baptism of their child will take place.
Godparents that are also Basilica parishioners may use the online form,
Godparent Eligibility Letter, located to the right to request the appropriate letter from the parish office.
Acknowledge - Please complete the acknowledgment linked to the right as soon as Steps One through Four have been addressed. The parish office must receive this acknowledgment to ensure that the baptism will take place.