Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

 

Baptism for Infants

For an overview of our baptism rite, please read the following summary.  Baptism Procedures

If you would like to have your child baptized, please contact Zoltan Abraham at 425.391.1178, ext. 117 or adulted@mqp.org. 

The baptism preparation process has four steps:

  1. Schedule an interview with Zoltan Abraham. Interviews are held at the Parish Office.

    Directions to Parish Office: If you are looking at the church building from the main parking lot, enter through the right-hand-side bell tower doors. The Parish Office will be immediately to your right. 

  2. Attend the Baptism Class, usually held on Sundays. Please see below for the location and schedule of the baptism classes.

  3. Turn in necessary documents: 
    • Baptism Information Form
    • A photocopy of the birth certificate of your child
      Please note: We will not be able to perform the baptism until the birth certificate is turned in.
    • If both godparents are from outside of the parish, we need a letter of good standing from the home parish of at least one of the godparents. 
      Click here for a sample form.  Other parishes might have a different form or might simply write a letter.
    All documents should be turned in no later than two weeks before the scheduled date of baptism. 

  4. Schedule date of baptism 
    Baptisms are celebrated one weekend each month at all Masses, except during Lent and as otherwise indicated. Baptisms may be scheduled for other times by appointment, subject to availability. 

    Upcoming Baptism Classes  
  • August 19, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Parish Library.
  • September 30, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Parish Library.
  • October 14, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Parish Library.
  • November 18, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Parish Library.

We ask that, if at all possible, you do not bring children to the Baptism Classes. Child care is offered in the parish nursery during each class.

The Baptism Class covers a lot of material in a relatively short time. We ask that you arrive punctually so that we can get through all of the material in a timely fashion.  

Please contact Zoltan Abraham if you have any questions.

 Upcoming Baptism Dates

  • August 18-19, 2018
  • September 1-2, 2018
  • October 20-21, 2018
  • November 24 (Noon only) - November 25 (1:00 p.m. only), 2018
  • December 16 (1:00 p.m. only), 2018
  • January 19-20, 2019
  • February 16-17, 2019
  • March 2 (6:00 p.m. only) - March 3 (1:00 p.m. only), 2019
  • April, 2019 - No Baptisms during Lent.
  • May 11-12, 2019
  • June 15-16, 2019