St. Jude Church
New Lenox, Illinois

Baptism Information Form

New Lenox, Illinois

Male or Female*

Family Address*

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Fathers Faith

Mother's Faith*

Are you a member of St. Jude Church?

Baptism Preparation*

If you have not completed Baptism Preparation, please complete the form online to attend.

Church law requires that a person who is to be baptized have at least one Godparent who:

  • Is a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church.
  • Is willing and able to help the child develop and grow in the Catholic faith.
  • Both Godparents must be sixteen years of age or older.

If there are two godparents (only one is required), one must be male and the other female. A baptized Christian, who is not a Catholic, may participate along with a Catholic godparent by serving as a “Christian Witness”.

Non-baptized persons may not officially act as a godparent or a witness to a Baptism of a child in the Catholic Faith.

Are the Godparents a married couple?

You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so, according to the rite of Baptism, you are accepting the responsibility of teaching your child the Catholic faith. 

The Rite further states that, “It will be your duty to bring (your child) up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor.”

Ordinarily this commitment means that you will provide your child with an opportunity to attend Mass each weekend, to attend Catholic school or Catholic religious education classes and to help in the preparation of your child for the reception of the other sacraments.

Most importantly, you are committing to be a positive role model for your child by what you teach your child and by the example that you set of how to live the Catholic Christian life – loving both God and neighbor.

I agree to my responsibilities as a parent:

Once you have completed Baptism Preparation and submitted this form, please contact the parish office to schedule a date for Baptism.