5.1.1 Parish Involvement in the Baptism of Infants

1. When an infant is to be baptized into the faith of the Catholic Church, the parish community is to be involved in the preparation of parents and godparents, the liturgical celebration of the sacrament, and in providing assistance to parents after baptism. [1]



[1] Rite of Baptism for Children, introduction, n. 4 and see nn. 9-10; Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Christian Initiation, General Introduction (February 19, 1988) n. 7.

[Hereafter RBC and General Introduction to Christian Initiation, respectively.]


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor