Infant/Child

Infant - Age 13

Infant Baptism is for babies through about age 6.  Children entering our Parish School or our Religious Education who are Catholic are expected to present a Baptism Certificate at the time of registration.

Occasionally, parents wish to enroll their children in our Parish School and the children are unbaptized or of another denomination.  In time, sometimes these children request Baptism.  A child who is 7 years or older may request the sacrament with the permission and involvement of their parents, one of whom must be Catholic or must be engaged in the process of becoming Catholic.  The process for Children who wish to be baptized includes a 2 year process that prepares them to celebrate the three sacraments of initiation -Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist- at the Easter Vigil. Please contact Mary Catherine Meek for more information about a Baptism for an infant or older child: 708-434-1533 or mc.meek@ascensionoakpark.com.