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Baptisms

Are you expecting a baby or in the process of adoption?

We are pleased to help you prepare for your child’s baptism! St. James joyfully celebrates this sacrament within our community during mass on the third weekend of most months.

Baptisms may be scheduled for these upcoming dates:

  • April 18 & 19, 2020
  • May 16 & 17, 2020
  • June 20 & 21, 2020
  • July 18 & 19, 2020
  • August 15 & 16, 2020

Mass options for baptism weekends are 4:30 pm on Saturdays, and 8:15 & 10:30am on Sundays from September – May and 4:30pm on Saturdays & 9am on Sundays from June – August.  Baptisms do not take place during mass in the seasons of Lent & Advent.

Here is some basic information about celebrating baptism at St. James…

  • Parents should be registered members of St. James.
  • First-time parents and those new to St. James are required to participate in a pre-baptism class that discusses the tradition & symbols of the sacrament and the parental duty to raise their child in the practice of the faith, as well as the actual rite of baptism.
  • Pre-baptism classes are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8pm in the Gathering Space.
  • No preparation is required for parents who have already baptized a child at St. James.  However, parents are welcome to join us for a refresher!
  • We will schedule no more than four baptisms for each Mass time so that baptisms may be as personal as possible.

To schedule a baptism, please contact Kristin Kebis, Coordinator of Child Ministry: Call 262-253-2908 or email kebisk@archmil.org.