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 during or after the 11:30am Mass. ​ To scheduled a baptism, all the requirements must be received in good order at least 10 days prior to the baptism date. ​ Please do not mail or email documents separately.​ All documentation must be submitted to St Mary Magdalene at the same time.

Step 1: Watch Pre-registration video.

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.

Step 2: Register for Baptism Preparation class​. ​

Parents and Godparents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation class. Classes can be completed at any Catholic parish. This requirement is waived if a class has been completed in the past 3 years.

Step 3: Secure Godparent requirements.

  1. Godparents must complete a Godparent Affidavit form and have it signed and sealed by the parish in which they are registered.
  2. Godparents must provide a recently issued 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 4: Contact Baptism Coordinator at (480) 279-6737 Ext. 212 to Submit Requirements and Schedule Baptism Date

To scheduled a baptism, all preparation documentation must be received in good order at least 10 days prior to the baptism date. ​ Please do not mail or email requirements separately.​ All documentation must be submitted to St. Mary Magdalene at the same time:

  • Birth Certificate for child (Copy is acceptable)
  • Class Certificates for parents and Godparents (Copy is acceptable)
  • Godparent Affidavit forms with parish seal (Original)
  • Godparent Baptism Certificates with notations (Orginal)