Infant Baptism – 7 Years and Younger_MG_3258

Welcome to St Mary’s! It’s a great gift to have your child baptized! The life of grace will flow into their soul. We are here to help you prepare in this very important moment for your family.

How do I prepare for my child’s baptism?

STEP 1 – REGISTER: Call Lynette Martin at (541)-757-1988 x 304  to enroll in preparation and to schedule the Baptism. Please contact us two months in advance to the estimated date of baptism.

STEP 2 – DO THE BAPTISMAL PREP (REQUIRED FOR PARENTS). This prep has three stages:

A. Meet with Lauren Sanders in person.  After you register with Lynette, Lauren will contact you to schedule this meeting.

B. At your convenience, watch Busted Halo’s Sacraments 101: Baptism (Why We Baptize) video and then download, print and complete the study guide linked below the video.

Why We Baptize – Study Guide

C. Attend the Baptismal class led by Steven Salazar. Study guides will be used as a foundation for this conversation. This takes place once a month on Sunday from 10:30 am till 11:45 am. Steps A and B must be completed before you attend the class.

During this class, you will learn about the Rite of Baptism, watch this video about the importance of FAITH in the family and complete this accompanying handout:

Godparents are required to watch the video below and attend the class as well. If godparents are not local, they may attend their own parish’s baptismal class and have their pastor or another parish administrator send a notice of class completion to Lynette:

This class will be valid for 3 years.


When do baptism take place?

Usually, the first Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm. Exceptions are considered.

Is there any fee required?

Fees are not required. Donations are welcome.

Who can be a Godparent?

These are the requirements:

  1. Confirmed Catholic
  2. At least 16 years of age
  3. Leading a Christian lifestyle

Can a non-Catholic person be a Godparent?

No, they cannot, but they can be a Christian Witness.  They must be a baptized Christian.

How many Godparents do I need?

Two Godparents is the custom (a man and a woman), but you need at least one.  If you only have one, the person must be a confirmed Catholic.