Baptism

 

“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

- Matthew 28: 19-20

 

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life and holds the first place among the sacraments, because is the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are made members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in its mission.

Our Baptism Ministry is pleased to help your family prepare for the special event of your child's entrance into our faith community. Please contact our office at least three months prior to your preferred baptism date to inquire about and register for Baptism. For upcoming class dates, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

 


Dear families,

As you probably know, our parish is moving forward with the new guidelines of safety required during this time of COVID19. The concern for the wellbeing of all faithful, clergy and staff is our main priority so we are following the guidelines recommended by the CDC and abiding by the directives of federal, state and local authorities as well as the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

St. Brendan's clergy and staff met on 5/19/2020 to evaluate and consciously create the safest way to re-open our doors and resume services. Due to the communal nature of all baptisms, we will only be able to accommodate two families per service in order to comply with the social distancing rule. Therefore, only the infant, the parents and the godparents will be in attendance at the baptismal service; no other member of the family will be permitted inside the church for the celebration of the Sacrament. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but we must continue to remain vigilant of everyone’s health and safety.

The Baptismal Preparation Class will follow the same social distancing rule and registrations for both, class and baptism, will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Baptism Preparation, Infants to 7 yrs old:

Please contact Sandy Spera, for English speakers, (770) 205-7969, ext. 27; or Deacon Luis Carlos Lorza, for Spanish speakers, (770) 205-7969, ext. 43. 

 

Baptism Preparation, children ages 8 to 14 yrs old:

Please contact Stacy Applegate, Director of Youth Faith Formation, (770) 205-7969, ext. 13.

 

Baptism Preparation, Adults, 18 and over, seeking to receive the Sacraments of Initiation, RCIA:

Please contact Don Conklin, Director of Faith Formation, (770) 205-7969, ext. 26.

 

Baptismal Preparation Class English

12:30 p.m. in the Faith Formation Center; no childcare available

Only the parents and the godparents will be in attendance at this class 

2020
  • September 13
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6 (includes RCIC)
Register with Sandy Spera at [email protected] or (770) 205-7969 ext. 27

Clase de Preparación Bautismal en Español

10:00 a.m. en el Centro de Aprendizaje; no hay cuidado de niños 

 2020
  • Septiembre 6
  • Octubre 4
  • Noviembre 1
  • Diciembre 6 (incluye RCIC)
Regístrese con el Diácono Luis Carlos Lorza en [email protected] or (770) 205-7969 ext. 43