Getting your child baptized
Parents are encouraged to have their babies baptized as soon after birth as possible. At Notre Dame, there is a 4-week program in which parents are required to attend the 9:00 a.m. Mass and meet with a priest or deacon afterwards for a baptism class. Godparents are invited to attend each of these classes with the parents. At the last class, baptisms are then scheduled for a Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
You can view preparatory material from Fr. Ed on our YouTube page.
If my child has not yet been baptized and is older than 7, what do I do?
RCIC, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, is a baptism program for children that are older than the traditional infant baptism age. For more information concerning the baptism of your children 7 years of age and older, please see the Becoming Catholic page.
If my child has not yet been baptized but is a teen, what do I do?
Similar to the RCIC program, there is also the Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens. For more information, please see the Becoming Catholic page.
In any case, if you have questions or wish to speak further with someone regarding the baptism of your children, please contact Jim Knowles, Director of Faith Formation, at 303-742-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.