Please contact the office to begin the process - 970-785-2143
Requirements for having a child Baptized:
The child must be 6 years old or younger.
At least one parent (or legal guardian) must give consent.
There needs to be a commitment to raise the child in the Catholic Church.
Parents and sponsors must attend a Baptismal Prep Class, details below.
It is necessary to provide a copy of the birth certificate.
Requirements for Godparents:
You may have 1 or 2 Godparents, no more than 2. If there are two, they must be one male and one female.
Godparents must be over the age of 16, received their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation).
Godparents must be Catholics in good standing, practicing their faith and not living in a situation contrary to Catholic teaching (ie, living with someone and not married).
If married, Godparents must have been married in the Catholic Church.
Godparents must provide Confirmation and Marriage Certificates before the date of the Baptism can be scheduled.
If Godparents are from a different Catholic parish, that parish must send us a letter indicating they are members in good standing.
If Godparents want to take the Baptism class at another parish they must provide a letter stating they took the class.
If there is only one Catholic Godparent, there may be 1 non-Catholic Christian witness. They are a witness to the Baptism, but are not a Godparent and are not asked to assume the responsibilities of a Godparent. Christian witnesses must also be Baptized. There must be one Catholic Godparent.
All required paperwork must be turned in to the office BEFORE a Baptism date is scheduled. Please print the checklist below to help you gather the necessary documents.
Baptism Preparation Classes: The parents of the child to be Baptized and the Godparents must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class, either through St Nicholas, St John the Baptist in Johnstown or through their local parish. If the classes are attended at a different parish we must receive some written confirmation from that parish that the classes were attended and completed for each person that attended. Classes must have been taken within the last 2 years.
Registration is required before attending a class at St. Nicholas or St. John the Baptist, Johnstown. Contact the office to register - 970-785-2143
First Reconciliation is offered to the students in our Second Level RE Class. Students must attend every class, missing no more than 2 classes each semester. Students must also attend Sunday Mass on a weekly basis. Please check in with Estella after Mass.
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion is offered to the students in our Third Level RE Class. Students must attend every class, missing no more than 2 classes each semester. Students must also attend Sunday Mass on a weekly basis. Please check in with Estella after Mass.
Confirmation is offered to all third year students and to any older students in need of the sacrament. Students must attend every class, missing no more than 2 classes each semester. Students must also attend Sunday Mass on a weekly basis. Please check in with Estella after Mass.
Please contact St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnstown to begin the process - 970-587-2879 The process takes about one year to complete, make sure to contact us as soon as possible.
For more details on the process as determined by the Archdiocese of Denver, please click on the link below.