Baptism

Based on mandates from the Buffalo Diocese and the CDC, baptisms will not be scheduled at this time. Please contact baptism@stmaryswormville.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Parent(s) desiring Baptism for their child are asked to follow the steps below:

STEP ONE:

  • Attend one Baptismal Preparation Course 
    • Due to COVID 19 restrictions, on-campus Baptismal Preparation Courses have been cancelled, email Jill Fleming baptism@stmaryswormville.org to receive information for the Online option.
    • If this is your second or third child, and it has been more than two years since you have taken a course, please plan to re-attend.

STEP TWO:

STEP THREE:

  • Choose your child’s Godparent(s)
    • Helpful guidelines to consider when choosing a Godparent/Sponsor:
      • Parents may choose one or two Godparent(s)/Sponsor(s)
      • At least one Godparent/Sponsor must be a practicing Catholic, the other must be a baptized Christian (Christian Witness).
      • A Godparent/Sponsor must be at least 16 years of age.
      • Baptized and Confirmed in the Catholic faith.
      • Practicing Catholics in good standing.
      • For more detailed guidelines in choosing a Godparent/Sponsor click here.
      • Godparent(s)/Sponsor(s) cannot be:
        • A Non-Christian
        • Anyone raised Catholic but has changed their religion or no longer practices the faith.
    • Catholic Godparent(s) – must print and complete the Godparent Validation/Eligibility Form
    • Christian Witness –  must print and complete the Christian Witness Validation/Eligibility Form

Contact the Family Faith Formation office by email at baptism@stmaryswormville.org or by phone at (716) 688-0599 if you have any questions.

Any parents that are non-parishioners, or live out of town, must contact Deacon Rick Stachura at the Rectory (716-688-9380) for approval for Baptism at St. Mary’s. Approval is also required from the pastor of the church at which parents belong to.