St. Jude Catholic Parish - South Bend, Indiana

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptismal Prep

"Every child who is born is a gift of joy and of hope, and every child who is baptized is a miracle of the faith and a feast for the family of God."  --Pope Francis

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit , and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.  --Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

Process:
1) Please contact our secretary in the parish office. She will provide you with the necessary forms and information for setting up your child's baptism into the Catholic Church.

2) Register with our Director of Faith Formation Prebaptismal Catechesis. This course explores the Church's rich sacramental understanding of Baptism and also what is expected of parents in undertaking this serious, lifelong commitment to raising their child in the Catholic faith. Courses will be held quarterly at 1:00 p.m. in the parish conference room. Prebaptismal Catechesis sessions for 2015 will be held on:

  • Sunday, May 17
  • Sunday, August 9
  • Sunday, November 8

3) Prior to setting the date for your child's Baptism, our parish requires you to have all your paperwork turned in to our secretary and to attend one of the above sessions.

For more information, please contact Jon Wheeler, Director of Faith Formation.

Sacrament of Matrimony

Arrangements should be made with the Pastor at least six months in advance of the wedding date.

Saying I Do: What happens at a Catholic Wedding

This approximately twenty minute video helps engaged couples better understand the Rite of Marriage and answers frequently asked questions about marriage in the Church.

Communion and Confirmation Documents

First Communion information worksheet

Confirmation information worksheet

Sponsor registration form (print as two-sided, foldable)

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