Sacrament of Baptism
Baptisms are normally the third weekend of every month (except during Lent, when baptisms are not celebrated). The weekend may be moved due to parish functions (Feast Days, etc…) Exceptions are dealt with on a case by case basis. It is important to note that baptism prep families may not be available for baptisms that fall outside the scheduled weekend. Families who wish to have their child baptized must be parishioners at St. Matthew or another catholic parish.
Note: At least one Godparent must be a confirmed, practicing Catholic. We will record only two Godparents per child during the service. Additional Godparents may participate during Mass. Godparents are not required to attend the baptismal prep class, but are welcome to do so.
We are fortunate here at St. Matthew to have great volunteer couples who teach our Baptism Classes. They rotate months during the year. Before the class date, one of the couples will contact you to introduce themselves and tell you where to meet them for class.
You are registered for baptism and baptism classes only when we receive the completed registration back at the parish center along with the baptism stipend of $15. Checks can be made payable to St. Matthew Parish. Paper work can be mailed to: St. Matthew Parish, Attn: Margaret, 130 St. Matthew Street, Green Bay, WI 54301.