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We will welcome your new baby into our Catholic Community through Baptism. If you haven't already, let Fr. David know after Mass or leave him a message on his phone: (320) 309-4174 to prepare for this Sacrament.

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Reborn– a three-part series created by the Augustine Institute – explores the deeply personal power of Baptism, bringing to light the spiritual reality for parents and godparents and, most importantly, the child being baptized. Sign-in to watch on FORMED.

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Being a godparent is more than a cultural or symbolic role played out on the day of Baptism. In The Gift of Godparents: More than Cards and Present myths are discussed  with answers to practical questions. Sign-in to FORMED to watch.        


A Godparent should be a Catholic of good standing, that is, living the Gospel message in their daily personal lives. They should practice the faith regularly attending Mass every Sunday and be willing to support the person and/or parents in growing in their Catholic faith. A Godparent may not be one of the parent, must be at least 16 years of age, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and have the intention to assume this role. Only one Godparent is needed for baptism but our tradition generally has two: one man and one woman. One of the Godparents must be a practicing Catholic, while the other could be a Christian Witness who is a validly baptized non- Catholic and who practices their faith in Christ in a visible and sincere manner.

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In this happy presentation, Brother Francis invites us to share in the realities of the Sacrament of Baptism and the union it provides us with God’s big family! Filled with instruction and inspiration, Born into the Kingdom: The Miracle of Baptism is a great reminder for kids of all ages of God’s wonderful grace! Sign-in to FORMED to watch.

Fr. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading speakers on topics important to Catholic young people today. In Changed Forever: The Sacrament of Baptism, he explains how Christians truly become sons and daughters of God the Father for all eternity through the Sacrament of Baptism. In a bonus segment following the presentation, Fr. Mike explains the topics “Infant Baptism” and “No Salvation Outside the Church” Sign-in to FORMED to watch.

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