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Baptism at Holy Spirit Parish

Adult Baptism

Adults over 18 years old who wish to be baptized will undergo the Rite of Christian Initiation for adults. This process involves on-going formation and culminates with the reception of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist usually during the Easter Vigil. For more information, contact Shannon Schmidt at 585-1257 or shannon@hspgeist.org or click here

Children 7 or older

Children over the age of 7 years old undergo the Rites of Initiation to receive Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist usually during the Easter Vigil.
Grades 2-6: Mark Timko at 849-8016 or redre@hspgeist.org.
Grades 7-8: Samantha Duncan at 585-1264 or samantha@hspgeist.org
Grade 9-12: Rachel Gilman at 585-1264 or rachel@hspgeist.org

Infant Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation into the faith community and family of God.  Your desire to have your child baptized is a public expression of your gratitude to God, a promise to actively share your faith with them through your own word and example and a pledge from the entire faith community to assist you and your child in living out the baptismal promises you have made.

Parish Registration

Parents who wish to baptize their child must be registered in the parish.  Click here for Registration Form

Celebration of Baptism

Baptisms are usually held after the 11:00 a.m. Lord’s Day Masses on the first, second, third and fourth Sundays of the month.


“Godparents” are practicing Catholics (16 or older) who have received the Sacrament of confirmation and are prepared, by their teaching and example, to assist the parents in their lifelong duty of handing on the Faith.

Scheduling a Date for Baptism

Parents who wish to have their children baptized at Holy Spirit should contact the secretary in the Parish Life Center 8 weeks prior to the date they would like to baptize their child: 585-1257.

Download the Form, 
Open the pdf in Adobe Acrobat Reader, 
Complete the form and then click the Submit button.

Please complete the Baptism Registration Information Form

Preparation for Baptism

If this is your first child or you have not had a preparation class for the sacrament, you will be contacted to arrange an appointment in your home or parish office after the Baptism has been scheduled. This session, with both parents of the child, is an opportunity to review your understanding of sacraments and preview the Ritual of Baptism.
For questions or more information, please contact Shannon Schmidt at shannon@hspgeist.org or 317-585-1257.


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