Baptism

Celebrated at Mass: Saturdays 4:00 p.m. or Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

or

Celebrated after Mass: Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

 

Parent(s) desiring Baptism for their child are asked to:

* Please note: Any parents that are non-parishioners or live out of town must contact Father Bob at the Rectory (716-688-9380) for approval for Baptism at St. Mary’s. Approval is also required from the pastor of the church parents belong to.

 

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.
  • Able to obtain and submit a letter of recommendation from the parish they attend.

* 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.