Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission." [CCC 1213]

Baptism of Infants and Young Children

Baptisms are celebrated every Sunday at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Church. To prepare for their child's baptism, registered members of the parish (if you are not yet registered, you may do so at the same time that you register for Baptism) must stop in at the Parish Office to fill out a baptism registration form for each child’s baptism followed by one baptism class. Baptismal preparation consist of three components: our Baptismal call, family spirituality and the Baptismal Rite. Classes are held the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in Norfolk Catholic Elementary School, Room 210, 2301 Madison Ave. Classes are to be repeated every three years (as necessary).

To register for the baptism please contact:
Reggie Long, Receptionist for Sacred Heart Parish
Phone: (402) 371-2621
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Baptism of School Age Children

Baptism of School age children may be arranged through the Parish Office through our religious education program.
To register your school age child for baptism or for more information please contact:
Marilyn Kathol, Director of Youth Faith Formation
Phone: (402) 371-8658
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Baptism of Adults

If you are an adult who has not received the Sacrament of Baptism please contact our Director of Adult Formation about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
To register for the RCIA or for more information please contact:
Philip Zimmerman: Director of Adult Faith Formation
Phone: (402) 371-8658
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Baptismal Preparation

Baptismal Preparation for Children (infant through 7 years old)

Parents must pre-register for baptisms by calling Reggie at 402-371-2621. Please contact us at least eight weeks prior to the anticipated Baptismal date of your child.

Registered members of the Parish (if you are not yet registered, you may do so at the same time that you register for Baptism) must stop in at the Parish Office to fill out a baptism registration form for each child’s baptism followed by one baptism class in order to prepare for their child’s baptism.
Classes are to be repeated every three years (as necessary).
Classes are held in Norfolk Catholic Elementary School, Room 210, 2301 Madison Ave, at 7:00 pm, on the second Thursday of every month.
You may take classes before or after your baby is born.
Babysitting is available for toddlers and other children (by prior arrangement with JoDene Jedlicka 402-379-2871).

Baptisms take place at 10:30 am on Sunday after the 9:30 am Mass at St. Mary’s Church-except on the 4th Sunday, when Baptisms take place during the 9:30 am Mass.

To all Parents Requesting To Have Their Child Baptized:
After you have completed the required Baptism class in our Parish, it is very important that you call the Parish Office the week prior to the scheduled Baptism of your child to insure that the Parish has all of the information needed for the Baptism & for the record book.
In this busy world, these small details are sometimes overlooked. Thank you

Hispanic Baptism Preparation
For Baptismal Preparation in Spanish, please contact Roberto & Rosa Arreguin at 402-841-3830