Interesting in having yourself or your child baptized?
Wonderful! We are glad that you have heard and responded to God’s call to become part of His family. It is in baptism that we brought into the family of God, the Church. It is through this sacrament of Baptism that God places his very life inside, which we call grace. Through this new life a new character is stamped into the very core of who we are, our soul, leaving an indelible mark on us, and giving us gifts and talents to make God visible to others through our lives.
There’s plenty more we could say about Baptism, but that’s why we have something called Baptism Preparation. In these sessions, parents will explore the various realities of baptism, what it does, and what it means for the parents (and godparents)!
Taking the first step
Your first step to getting your child baptized is to contact one of our dedicated staff members,
English Baptism Classes
Phone: 813-875-4040 x202
Spanish Baptism Classes
See the link below to complete our bilingual interest form. We can’t wait to hear from you!
A godparent is a person who assumes, along with the parents, the responsibility for the child or candidate’s faith. The
purpose is to ensure that the rich and beautiful faith of the Church is passed on to them in the most loving and authentic
way. In accepting this very important role, you are urged to reflect upon the importance of this commitment. Please read
the following and pray about the responsibility you will fulfill in this person’s spiritual life.
After reflection, please
complete all of the following, sign the statement of eligibility, and have your parish sign and seal the bottom portion.
Next Baptism Class: August 4th
The next class will be taught at at 7:00 PM in Higgins Hall, the St. Thomas and St. Augustine Rooms. This class is offered for Parents and Godparents only. The Class in Spanish will be on a separate date.
How to register: Please complete registration form above and contact Audrey Boston in the parish office, (813) 875-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your registration.
Each person will need to wear a mask inside of the church. Please arrive at church before the 7:00pm and have a seat in the marked places on the church pews for safe distancing from people you do not live with. If you will need a letter showing attendance to give to a different parish, when contacting Audrey to register for the class, let her know the name of the person attending the class, the Pastor’s name, church, and the address of the church where the baptism will be held. If given in time, Audrey will have ready for you to take with you.
Próxima clase de bautismo: 4 de agosto (see above)
Cada persona deberá usar una mascarilla dentro de la iglesia. Llegue antes de las 7:00 pm y siéntese en los lugares marcados en la iglesia para distanciarse de manera segura de las personas con las que no vive. Si necesita una carta que muestre la asistencia para entregar a otra parroquia, cuando se comunique con Luisa para inscribirse en la clase, infórmele el nombre de la persona que asiste a la clase, el nombre del Párroco, la iglesia y la dirección de la iglesia donde se llevará a cabo el bautismo. Si se le da a tiempo, Luisa lo tendrá listo para que lo lleve consigo.