Baptisms at St. Paul’s

The baptism service is scheduled about 10 times per year on particular feast days as well as other dates. Baptism is most often celebrated at the 11:15 service. Please reserve your date through the Office Manager, Melanie Fairbrother at stpauls@stpaulscary.org or 919-467-1477 x10.

The sacrament of Holy Baptism will be celebrated at St. Paul’s on Sundays on the following dates:

November 5, 2017 at 11:15 AM
December 17, 2017 at 11:15 AM
January 7, 2018 at 11:15 AM

In order to help you prepare for the sacrament of baptisms for your child, please know that you are required to attend Baptism Instruction class. The class is normally offered the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Bride’s Room of the Church Building. When it is convenient for the parents to attend this class please call the church office and let us know to expect you.

When you begin to think about baptism for yourself or your child, please follow these steps:

  • First, call and speak with our Office Manager who will check the church calendar and help you determine the date for your baptism. At this time you will be mailed a baptism form.
  • Second, make sure that you have given yourself enough time to attend the Wednesday night class.
  • Finally, please fill out and return the form for baptism. This will enable us to prepare the appropriate certificates for the baptized and the godparents.

It is appropriate for the godparent(s) to be baptized Christian(s). You may choose any number of godparents and they are not required to be present at the service to fulfill this role in your child’s life. If you have further questions about this process, please speak to one of the priests or to our Office Manager.