Our Lady of Sorrows. Baptism Invitation to Life

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1 Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara, CA Tel: Fax: Baptism Invitation to Life Our Lady of Sorrows Parish rejoices with you over the birth of your child. The Sacrament of Baptism, whereby the initial process of life with Christ and within his reign begins, is always an exciting and meaningful experience. It is one that strengthens our families individually and confirms our parish community as a People of God. You have already begun sharing life with your child. You have entered into a lifelong commitment to bring that child into life and to support him or her in physical, mental and spiritual growth. Through you, God in His creative power has summoned this special child into existence. An invitation to another life a life centered in Christ is extended to your child through the waters of Baptism. Baptism signifies and begins a life-long journey of growth in relationship with God and his people, the Christian community. May the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit fill you with renewed life and grace as you prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism for your child. So that Baptism may clearly appear as the sacrament of the Church s faith and of admittance into the people of God, it is celebrated in the parish church. The following Baptism information is designed to answer your questions and help you prepare for the special day. Please review this information thoroughly before filling out the Baptism application on pages 5 6 and call the Rectory Office (805) with any questions. We look forward to celebrating your child s Baptism with you at Our Lady of Sorrows. Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

2 Parents If the child does not live with both parents, the single parent must submit the proper document(s) indicating legal custody of the child with the authority to make all decisions regarding the child. In the absence of this paperwork, a notarized letter from the non-custodial parent giving permission for their child to be baptized is acceptable. Godparents Godparents have a special role of praying for and being good Christian example to their Godchild. Only one male sponsor and/or one female sponsor can act as Godparent(s). Additional sponsors are welcome, but only two names will appear on the Baptismal Certificate as Godparent(s). Godparents must be: 1. Confirmed Catholics in good standing 2. At least 16 years of age Since the Sacrament of Baptism marks the beginning of faith, parents and Godparents must attend a preparation class in advance of the ceremony. See page 4 for the 2014 Baptism Preparation Class Schedule. Preparation classes can be taken at another parish and the certificate of attendance submitted with the application. PLEASE ARRANGE BABYSITTING FOR ALL CHILDREN CLASSES ARE INTENDED FOR ADULTS Baptism Times and Dates Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am in the church. English Baptisms are celebrated on the fourth and fifth Sundays of the month. Spanish Baptisms are celebrated on the first, second, and third Sundays of the month. Parents and Godparents should arrive no later than 10:45 am because there is usually more than one child to be baptized at a time. Late arrivals will need to reschedule the Baptism. Donation All donations are due when you have completed the application process and both parents and godparents have attended the Baptism class and are ready to choose your date. For Registered Parishioners (formally registered on the parish records for at least one year, the donation is $50.00 per child. For Non-Registered Parishioners the donation is $75.00 per child. The following documents must be submitted with the application A copy of the child s birth certificate Certificate of attendance at Preparation class if taken outside of parish. (If the class is taken at Our Lady of Sorrows, the office will have a record of your attendance.) Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

3 Application Process for Baptism at Our Lady of Sorrows 1. Complete the Application and Register for a Baptism Preparation Class Download a PDF at: or pick up a hard copy at the Rectory office during regular business hours If you are not baptizing at Our Lady of Sorrows you must register for the Baptism Preparation Class at the time of donation. Donations can be made in person at the Rectory office or online at: NOTE: BOTH PARENTS AND GODPARENTS MUST ATTEND THE CLASS 2. Attend a Baptism Preparation Class Your completed application will be signed at the end of the class o See page 3 for 2014 schedule 3. Confirm the Date of Your Child s Baptism The following is required to confirm the Baptism date: Application completed and signed by parents Proof of attendance of Baptism Preparation Class A copy of your child s birth certificate Other Info Baptism dates are confirmed on a first-come-first served basis. If you decide not to have your child s Baptism at Our Lady of Sorrows after you have submitted a completed application and have attended the class, a donation of $25.00 per couple is requested for the letter stating that you have attended the required Baptism Class. Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

4 2014 Baptism Preparation Class Schedule at Our Lady of Sorrows English Classes All classes take place in the Martin Brewer Center and start at 7:30pm o January 14 o February 11 o March 11 o April 8 o May 13 o June 10 o July 8 o August 12 o September 9 o October 14 o November 11 o December 9 Español Todas las clases se llevan a cabo en el Centro Martin Brewer y comienzan a las 7:30pm o enero 7 o enero 21 o febrero 4 o febrero 18 o marzo 4 o marzo 18 o abril 1 o abril 15 o mayo 6 o mayo 20 o junio 3 o juliio 17 o julio 1 o julio 15 o agosto 5 o agosto 19 o septiembre 2 o septiembre 16 o octubre 7 o octubre 21 o noviembre 4 o noviembre 18 o diciembre 2 o diciembre 16 Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

5 Application for Baptism at Our Lady of Sorrows FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Date of Baptism (Confirmed AFTER attendance at the Baptism Preparation Class) Are parents registered at Our Lady of Sorrows? YES NO Are parents married? YES NO If no, was permission provided by non-custodial parent? YES NO Date parents attended Baptism Preparation Class: Mother Father Date Godparents attended Baptism Preparation Class: Godfather Godmother Date paid-in-full donation received Receipt number NOTE: Children to be baptized AFTER the age of seven must attend Religious Education classes. Child s Information (As it appears on the birth certificate) First Name Middle Name Last Name Parents Full Address (Street, Apt, City, State, Zip Code) Contact Phone Numbers: Cell: Home Work Date of Birth of the Child (Month, Day, Year) Place of Birth of the Child (City, State, Country) Was the child baptized privately (emergency)? If yes, where? Date Father s Information First Name Middle Name Last Name Religion Age If not, Roman Catholic, please read and sign below: I, FATHER, HAVING CUSTODY OF THE ABOVE CHILD TO BE BAPTIZED, AM NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC. I GIVE MY PERMISSION TO HAVE MY CHILD BAPTIZED IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH. Signature: Date: Mother s Information First Name Middle Name Maiden Name Religion Age If not, Roman Catholic, please read and sign below: I, MOTHER, HAVING CUSTODY OF THE ABOVE CHILD TO BE BAPTIZED, AM NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC. I GIVE MY PERMISSION TO HAVE MY CHILD BAPTIZED IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH. Signature: Date: FOR OFFICE USE ONLY TO BE FILLED OUT ON THE DAY OF BAPTISM Date of Baptism: Baptism administered by: Certificate given? Yes No Book Page Line Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

6 Application for Baptism at Our Lady of Sorrows continued Parents Marriage Information Are the parents married in the Catholic Church? YES NO If not, are you planning to marry? YES NO If yes, when? Are you married civilly only? YES NO Signature of Father Signature of Mother Date PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM The Godparents must be practicing Roman Catholics to be an example to their Godchildren. A person from another religion cannot be a Godparent in the Catholic Church. Being a sponsor means to obey the laws of Christ and His Church. Children who are less than 16 years of age cannot be sponsors. Godfather s Information Last Name: First Name Address: Telephone # Are you Catholic? Married civilly only? Married in the Catholic Church? If yes, please provide the name of the church, city, state, country and date of the wedding Are you single older than 18 years? Have you received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation? When are you coming for the Baptism Preparation Class? If you have already taken this class, please provide the place and date You must also provide proof that you have attended a Baptism Class. Godmother s Information Last Name: First Name Address: Telephone # Are you Catholic? Married civilly only? Married in the Catholic Church? If yes, please provide the name of the church, city, state, country and date of the wedding Are you Single older than 18 years? Have you received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation? When are you coming for the Baptism Preparation Class? If you have already taken this class, please provide the place and date You must also provide proof that you have attended a Baptism Class. Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

7 Photography Policy During Ceremonies at Our Lady of Sorrows All religious ceremonies at Our Lady of Sorrows is a moment of prayer and attention should be focused on what is happening at the altar. In order to help maintain the dignity of the occasion, the following instructions are to be followed by anyone wishing to photograph a ceremony in our Church. Remember, photographing in our Church is a privilege, which we grant. However, it should not be taken for granted. If you cannot or do not wish to comply you may be refused this privilege on the spot. In order to avoid embarrassment, please read these guidelines carefully. 1. Photographers cannot use strong spotlights or other lights that will disturb. DO NOT use any flashes immediately behind the couple to blind the priest. 2. Videos or other cameras must be portable and have their own batteries or sources of energy. Electrical cords must NOT be plugged into the areas around the altar. 3. The Sanctuary and the area around the Altar are out of bounds 4. Photographers must strictly follow any directions given by the priest or the coordinator (of Baptisms, Quinceañeras or Weddings). They will indicate the moment when photographers can move to take pictures. 5. Photographers are to be seated during the readings of the Scripture and the priest's Homily. 6. Photographers are not to photograph or point cameras at the couple, the wedding party, or the congregation during the Readings, the Homily, or during the entire Eucharistic Prayer. (e.g., during Baptisms, there will be no photos during the anointing with oil). 7. There is to be NO videoing or photographing from the doors of the Sacristy. 8. If you are asked to do something during the ceremony, you are to do it promptly. 9. Photographers are to stand only in places where they do not draw attention to themselves. 10. Photographers are to dress respectfully and appropriately (no shorts, halters, spaghetti straps, t- shirts, sandals, worn jeans, etc.). Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel. (805) Fax. (805)

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