It is the official position of the church that all parents should be registered at a church before a baptism can take place. (If you are not a member, please click here to register for our parish or click here to download a registration form.) Once you’ve registered and taken the baptism class (details below), you can move forward with setting up a date for this sacrament.
You have the option of having your child baptized during Mass so the entire church community can celebrate this special event, or have the baptism immediately following the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass or the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. Please note that baptisms are not done at St. Ambrose on the second Sunday of the month, as Fr. Charles does baptisms at St. Patrick then.
The Baptismal Registration Form needs to be filled out and returned to St. Ambrose by mail or scanned and sent by email. Parish address and email are at the bottom of this page.
The Godparent Sponsor Form needs to be completed by the pastor of the godparent and returned to St. Ambrose. Details are on the form.
“Belonging” – Baptism Preparation for Parents
Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God is designed to provide parents with an incredible encounter with Jesus and with the Church. This program seeks to prepare parents to have their children baptized and to move their hearts at this important time in their lives. Parents will learn what it means to be children of God and that, in the Church, they will always have a place where they belong.
Through hospitality, free-flowing conversation and a thoughtfully developed follow-up plan, Belonging seeks to change the approach to baptismal preparation.
Couples will attend one session and watch helpful and engaging videos featuring Fr. Mike Schmitz.
The class is offered quarterly in the northwest classroom of the St. Ambrose Parish Center. The next session is Sunday, April 26, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m. The host couple and facilitators are St. Ambrose members Amanda and Luke Fritch, parents of Anabel and Marilyn. To register or if you have questions, please contact Amanda at 309-251-3651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.