Sacrament of Baptism

Infant Baptism

Are you interested in baptizing your child? We ARE accepting registrations! – Please call the parish office during normal office hours or email us ( for more information, including dates of celebrations and talks.

Through Baptism, we become God’s children and begin our journey of Faith as followers of Christ. In seeking Baptism for our children, we recognize how significant this journey of Faith is in our lives and theirs. As parents, together with our community of faith, we continue our own journey as disciples and serve as guides and teachers for our children, pointing the way to Christ and living out our mission to love and serve God and our neighbors every day of our lives.

Dates and Schedule for Infant Baptism

Baptism Schedule – Year 2024 (PDF)

Due to the current pandemic, dates vary and attendance is limited. Please call the parish office for more current information.


  • There are no Baptisms during Lent.
  • It is necessary that you be on time for the Baptism and the preparation class.
  • The Baptisms will be celebrated by the Deacon or the Priest, depending on their availability.

Requirements for Infant Baptism

  • The family must be registered in the parish.
  • The child must be younger than 7 years old (if the child is 7 or older, he or she must attend religious education classes to be baptized).
  • The parents and godparents must attend a baptism preparation class here at St. Rita (if the parents or godparents attended a baptism class at another parish within the past 24 months, we will need a letter from that parish stating the date the class was attended).

About Godparents for Infant Baptism

For someone to be a godparent (padrino/madrina) one must be:

  • At least 16 years old.
  • A Baptized Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on.

To Register for Infant Baptism

Bring to the parish office:

  • Your child’s birth certificate.
  • The complete names of the godparents (there is to be only one godfather and/or one godmother).
  • Donation of $50 (non-refundable).

For more information, please contact the parish secretary at 773-434-9600, ext. 10 or

Adult Baptism

For more information on getting baptized as an adult, please CLICK HERE.