Baptism of Infants

Guidelines for Baptism of Children

Your child’s Baptism is a wonderful and blessed occasion for your child and your family. At the Church of the Little Flower we look forward to welcoming your child as a newly baptized member of our Christian community and the universal Catholic Church.

At your child’s Baptism you will enter into a commitment to raise him or her in the Catholic faith. Infant Baptism requires both pre-baptismal catechesis for the parents and godparents and, as they grow and baptismal grace flowers in them, post-baptismal catechesis for the children.

The time spent in preparing for your child’s Baptism can serve as a beautiful opportunity to deepen your gratitude to God both for your child and for the great gift of the Catholic faith.



Please contact Deacon Jim Shanahan at to schedule your Baptism. First-time parents are required to attend a pre-baptismal instruction class.