"Baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ: 'Therefore . . . we are members one of another.'(Eph 4:25) Baptism incorporates us into the Church. From the baptismal fonts is born the one People of God of the New Covenant, which transcends all the natural or human limits of nations, cultures, races, and sexes: 'For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.'(1 Cor 12:13)" ~Catechism of the Catholic Church - 1267


Baptism is the first of the initiation Sacraments of the Church. The sacrament of baptism opens the door to a new life in Jesus Christ...a life that goes beyond our death and into the life of heaven after our death.  This great gift is offered to all who believe and to the children of families of faith. At Nativity of Mary, it is a joy and honor to welcome new members into our church family through the sacrament of baptism. For more information on the Sacrament of Baptism check out our information guide below.


To schedule a Baptism, please complete the registration form below.  If you have any questions please contact Kelly Schumacher at:


Baptism Registration Form

Nativity Baptism Guide


General Baptism Information


Baptism Dates:

Baptisms are done in small groups following the 10:30 Mass.  Pre-scheduled baptisms are offered twice a month.  If one of the pre-scheduled dates does not work for your family, please complete the Adverse Circumstances portion of the registration form or contact Kelly Schumacher ( to schedule an alternate date. 


Baptism Preparation Class:

We invite parents who intend to Baptize their child at Nativity of Mary to attend a Baptism preparation class prior to the Baptism.  At the class you will hear about the meaning behind the sacrament of Baptism, learn about the Rite of Baptism, and have your questions answered. We invite both parents to attend this class, but let us know if this is not possible for your family. 

If you have attended a preparation gathering or class in the last 5 years at Nativity of Mary or another Catholic parish, you do not need to attend.

Parents participate in a Pre-Baptism preparation class held on the second Saturday of each month following the 4:00 PM Mass (class begins around 5:00 pm) in the Cartias Room . Registration can be found in the Baptism Registration form or feel free to email Kelly Schumacher at kschumacher@nativitybloomington to sign up for a class. 


Godparent(s) Requirements:

  • Must be Catholic (Confirmed and has already received the sacrament of Holy Eucharist)
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must have at least one practicing Catholic - male or female. No more than two godparents - one male, one female.
  • Non-Catholic participant/mentor that is part of the baptismal ceremony will be noted as a witness in the baptismal record. 


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