Baptism is a time for celebration and joy for both your family and the Catholic Community here at St. Patrick. We are here to assist you in this celebration.
As you review the procedures noted below, please take time to reflect upon your faith. Important information regarding scheduling, preparation for and celebration of the sacrament, as well as information regarding the selection of Godparents, is included.
We welcome you and your family with great joy and look forward to growing in faith together!
Baptismal Procedures at St. Patrick
How to Schedule a Child's Baptism
Baptism Registration: Please complete the 2-page Baptismal Registration Form by clicking on the button below to download the form, then complete it, and return it to the parish secretary via one of the following methods:
- In person during the secretary’s office hours.
- Leaving it in the office drop box anytime.
- Fax: (859) 344-7042
- Email the parish secretary
- Send via standard mail to:
Secretary, St. Patrick Parish & Shrine, 3285 Mills Rd. Taylor Mill, KY 41015
Baptisms are scheduled based upon availability. Please allow time for the entire baptismal process, unless unforeseen circumstances occur. If unforeseen family circumstances occur, please be sure to call right away. If you have questions regarding the form, please contact the office at (859) 356-5151 ext. 10.
Godparents: Customarily, both a Godmother and Godfather are chosen to be a child’s Godparents. At least one godparent must be a practicing Catholic, at least (16) years old, and be fully initiated (has received Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist). While the role of Godparent is honorary, it is more importantly one of great significance and responsibility. The role of the godparent is: to join the parents in presenting the child for baptism, to assist the parents in passing the faith on to the child, and to represent the community in accepting the child as a member of the Church.
Baptism Preparation Class: It will be necessary for first-time parents to attend a baptismal preparation session at St. Patrick or in their home parish. First time Godparents are recommended to attend, but are not required. It is also advised parents not having attended baptismal preparation class within the last (5) years, attend again. If the baptismal preparation session is taken at another Catholic church, please submit an official certificate of attendance to the St. Patrick Parish Office. Baptism preparation class is typically held monthly at St. Patrick at 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month in the main church. To register for Please call the parish secretary to register for the class with the intended date of attendance. After all paperwork has been received, you will be contacted to schedule the Baptism.
How to Schedule an Adult Baptism
Adult Baptism Registration through RCIA: Please complete the RCIA Information Request Form by clicking on the button below and the secretary will contact you regarding adult baptism procedures. If an unforeseen family circumstance has occurred, please be sure to contact the secretary right away at: (859) 356-5151 ext. 10.