4.1.4.8 Baptism of Infants of Non-Catholic Christians

1. If non-Catholic Christian parents, or one of them, or the person who lawfully takes their place, seek the baptism of their child, and if it is physically or morally impossible for them to approach their own minister, a Catholic priest or deacon may baptize them (c. 868 ยง3). However, before hand, he is to contact the chancery in regard to recording the baptism in the parish register. (Christian parents are understood to mean that at least one of them is baptized, and they intend to raise the child in their own faith tradition. Catholics who have left the Church for some reason are not accounted to be included in this canon.)