Parents wishing to have a child Baptized at St. Francis must be registered in the parish and are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class prior to setting a date. Classes are generally offered on the second Tuesday of each month in Spanish and third Tuesday of each month in English. You can register online (links below) or you can call the Church Office at (901)756-1213. The classes are held at 7pm in room 113 of the PLC.
To register for a class in English click here.
Para la clase en Español, registrarse aquí.
Godparents should be chosen carefully for their visible witness to the Catholic faith and the example they will provide to the person being baptized. The qualified godparent will be a practicing Catholic who is at least 16 years of age. He or she must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The person must be living a life in harmony with the faith. If the person is married, their marriage must be valid according to the norms of the Church. For godparents who are members of a parish other than St. Francis, a letter from their pastor confirming their eligibility to be a godparent must be presented.
Baptism of adults and school-aged children is scheduled through participation in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program. Information about this program is available here.
Please call the Church Office with any additional questions.