Holy Baptism is the gateway of God’s grace to the soul. It is important to give this grace to your child from the beginning. The Church strongly urges parents to baptize their children soon after birth so that they may benefit from God’s own divine life dwelling within them.

Regarding Godparents (please read before selecting Godparents!): Godparents are practicing Catholics who promise to aid their godchild in learning the Catholic faith. Please note when choosing this most important role that at least one person must be a practicing Catholic. Any others may stand as a Christian witness, but are not true Godparents, who promise to help raise a child in the Catholic faith. It is strongly urged that both be practicing Catholics and, therefore, true Godparents.

PLEASE NOTE: At least one parent must be registered and actively attending Mass in the parish for at least three months before requesting a Baptism. First-time parents must attend a class before the Baptism. Anyone wishing to have a child baptized, please contact us to arrange a date.

This may be done prior to the child’s birth. For more information on the Holy Sacrament of Baptism for your child, please contact Mary Ellen Jackson, Director of Religious Education, at 803.507.1060, or email at

If you are an adult seeking Baptism or more information on the Catholic faith, contact Mary Ellen Jackson at 803.507.1060 or email at