All of those who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Sacrament of Baptism bestows upon a child the treasure of divine life, in which is rooted that true freedom which is proper to the Children of God.
The Sacrament of Baptism introduces the child into a new family, greater and more stable, more open and numerous: the family of all believers – that is to say, the Church, which is a family that has God as its Father and in which we all recognize one another as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.
The baptized child is entrusted to the goodness of God, who is a source of light and love. Through Baptism, one is born into a “new life” and becomes an adopted child of God, the Author of infinite Love, who protects and defends the baptized forever against all evil.
For Christian parents and godparents, this Sacrament is a source of great joy – but also of great responsibility. Having seen this new creature arise from their love and having brought it to the baptismal fount (a fount of life, light, purity and hope) it is important to continue its journey in the life of faith, teaching the child true Christian values and living out – as a family – the promises made in the baptismal service.
To celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism in St. Jude Thaddeus Church, following the regulations of the Archdiocese of Miami, it is necessary to observe the following steps:
- The parents of the child to be baptized must obtain a letter from their local church, giving them permission to have the baptism at St. Jude Church.
- Once they have that letter, the parents need to contact our office to make an appointment with the baptism coordinator. Only at that time can the date and time be arranged. Parents and godparents will need to attend the baptism class either at their local churches, or here at St. Jude Church. In addition, godparents will provide us with a letter of good standing from the church they attend, stating that they are practicing Catholics and that they can serve as godparents.
All other details with respect to behavior in the church, photos, videos and other elements, will be explained by the coordinator to the parents, and are to be respected in their totality, with no exception
Baptisms are held on Saturday mornings and are all individual.
The donation is $250.