Preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism ​ (Infant to age 6)  

Please contact ​familyformation@smarymag.org​ ​ for baptism information if your child is seven years of age or older.

Baptisms are held on the ​2nd Sunday of each month. ​ Baptism dates can not be scheduled until all preparation documentation is received in good order.

Step 1: Watch Pre-registration video.

Step 2: Register Child for Baptism. ​

At the end of the pre-registration video, click on the small "i" in the top right corner to submit the Baptism Registration form . Parents need to be registered parishioners for at least 90 days prior to baptism. Filling out a Parishioner Registration form is free and done in person at the parish office.

Step 3: Register for Baptism Preparation class​.

Both parents and Godparents are required to attend. This requirement is waived if a class has been completed in the past 3 years.

Step 4: Contact Baptism Coordinator at (480) 279-6737 Ext. 212 to schedule initial meeting.

Step 5: Secure Godparent requirements.

  • Godparent Affidavit form
  • Baptismal Certificate with notations of all sacraments.​ This certificate is requested by the Godparents from the parish in which they were baptized.

The following are requirements that all Godparents must meet, in accord with Canon 872-875 of the Code of Canon Law:

  • A Godparent must be a Roman Catholic who has received the three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. If married, they must be validly married in the Catholic Church. If not married, they can not be cohabitating with a partner.
  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age
  • They cannot be the parents of the child
  • If two (2) Godparents are chosen, there must be one (1) male and one (1) female

Step 6: Submit all documentation.

Step 7: Schedule Baptism date with Baptism Coordinator