• Baptism at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Community 

    The Sacrament of Baptism is a time to initiate new Christians into the Catholic faith – and St. Anthony of Padua welcomes all requests to celebrate this special occasion.

    Parents wishing to have their child baptized at St. Anthony of Padua are expected to meet several criteria:

    • At least one of the child’s parents of the child must be a registered parishioner of St. Anthony and practicing Catholic.
    • At least one of the child’s Godparents must be an active, practicing Catholic.
    • Parents are required to attend a Baptism preparation course, which takes place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. once a month at the church. This course will help the parents prepare for their child’s initiation into the Catholic Church.
    • Please fill out the Baptism registration form and return it to the Parish Office.

    St. Anthony of Padua celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism once a month. Please contact the Parish Office (616-453-8229 ext. 100; email parishoffice@saparish.comwith questions and requests.