Step 1: Family contacts parish requesting Baptism. Parents are given the Holy Family Novena to begin praying as they prepare for the baptism of their child.
Step 2: The parish baptism catechist/coordinator has an individual interview with the family.
Step 3: The family attends a baptism seminar.
Step 4: The family attends the baptism of their child.
Step 5: The family is invited to on-going formation.
These videos explain why Catholics baptize their babies and why everyone needs the grace of Baptism.
Congratulations on the Baptism of your child! We invite you to continue your formation over the next several weeks as you enter into the deeper mystery of baptism. Our call as parents and godparents continues well beyond the baptism into the life and formation of the child.
Our Baptism formation program, The Way of the Holy Family, includes printed materials and booklets, downloadable forms (also available for purchase), and pre-baptism and post-baptism video components (also available as DVDs). The Way of the Holy Family is the standard decreed program for Baptism formation the Diocese of Tyler. All of the materials are available in English and Spanish.