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Baptism is the first sacrament that one will receive in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments."

Who can be baptized?

​Anyone who has never been baptized is eligible to receive this sacrament. The sacrament is only received once. Adults seeking Baptism are encouraged to join RCIA. Children from ages 7-18 that need to be baptized are encouraged to join RCIA for children, and those under the age of 7 will qualify for our Infant Baptism process. 

For more information contact the Director of Faith Formation:
Deacon David Johnson 


 Infant Baptism Ages 0-6

How do I get my child baptized?       

Due to Covid-19, adjustments have been made to facilitate learning sessions for parents seeking to have their child baptized. Classes will be host  on an individual basis in English or Spanish for the time being. You can register for these sessions by contacting the parish office.

 (0 months-6 years old): BAPTISMAL PREPARATION Class for parents interested in having their infant (or child) baptized at Saint Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church. We accept active registered members of the parish and those with a zip codes77045. It is recommended that parents attend Baptismal preparation class  prior to the arrival of their infant for the convenience of the family.  

For Children 0 months to 6 years old, and Adult Catechumen: Godparents are called to be role models in the faith and, when serving as godparents for children, to assist the parents in handing on the faith of the Church to the child.

Canon Law requires only one godparent who must be an active practicing Catholic who is fully initiated, i.e., they have received Baptism, Confirmation, and  First Eucharist. 

If the godparent is married, they must be married by the Catholic Church and bring proof. Single godparents must have received all three (3) sacraments and bring proof.

If the godparent has married, divorced and subsequently entered into a new marital relationship without an annulment, this situation should be discussed with the appropriate pastoral staff member.  Pre-registration is required, please contact the parish office for the English or Spanish class.

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