Infants and Children
Baptism is an invitation, through the Christian community, to live the Gospel as committed disciples of Christ. Infant and child baptism is offered after the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass and during any of our weekend liturgies on the first Sunday of the month.
Due to the size of the parish, it is not uncommon for more than one child to be baptized at the same time. A stipend of $25 is standard. A donation to the priest or deacon is sometimes customary.
Parents are required to attend a Baptism preparation session, if they have not attended one previously. Sessions are offered at 7:00 PM on the third Monday of the month and pre-registration is required.
Our Lady of Victory presumes that parents requesting the baptism of their child or children intend to rear them in the Catholic faith with Catholic practices. If this is not the intention, Baptism should be postponed and consultation with a priest should be scheduled.
Adult baptisms are celebrated annually as part of the Easter Vigil. Please visit the Becoming Catholic webpage.