How Do I Have My Child Baptized?
Baptisms at Saint John Fisher are held on Sundays after the 11:30am Mass. We baptize on the first, second, and fourth Sundays of each month at 12:45pm. Father McDermott, Pastor, and Deacon Dan Bingnear perform Baptisms on a rotating basis.
The first step towards Baptism is registering in the parish. If you are already registered, you may call the Parish Office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2, to make arrangements for your child’s Baptism on the date of your choice. There is no limit to the number of children we baptize at one time. However, we do need to know the date as soon as you have chosen it, and you must sign up at least two weeks in advance of your chosen date.
If you are not registered, please stop by the Parish Office during regular business hours to register or ask Father McDermott or Deacon Dan after any weekend Mass.
At least one of the Godparents must be a practicing Catholic who is at least 16 years old with a letter of eligibility from his/her parish. The letter of eligibility states that the person is a registered member of his/her parish, is in good standing, and has received his/her Sacraments. One Godparent may be a Christian Witness, which means they are a practicing member of a Christian church (e.g., Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopalian, etc.) The Christian Witness must also provide a letter of eligibility from his/her church. Letters of eligibility must be received in the parish office two weeks prior to the Baptism date.
If you are baptizing your first child, you must attend our Pre-Jordan class before your child can be baptized. You may attend Pre-Jordan prior to or after the baby’s birth. Pre-Jordan classes are held on the third Sunday of the month at 12:45 in the Parish Center. The class is approximately one hour long. To sign up for Pre-Jordan class, please call the Parish Office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2.