The Sacrament of 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: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.

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The Church requires that a Godparent for Baptism and a Sponsor for Confirmation be an active Confirmed Catholic.  An active Catholic is a parishioner who is registered, attends Mass weekly, is in a valid Catholic marriage, and publicly leads a life compatible with Church teaching.

If you have been asked to be a Godparent, then please complete the Sponsor Form and return it to the Parish Office for Signature and the Parish Seal.

A Baptismal workshop and an interview with a member of the clergy is required before a baptism may be scheduled.  Click here to fill out the Baptism Registration Request.  You may also contact the Parish office at 302-644-7300 or email at for more information. 

You must have the Sponsor Form completed if your Godparents are Catholic and not an active member of St. Jude The Apostle Church.  If one of your Godparent is not Catholic, then please have them complete the Christian Witness form.  Please return the completed forms to the Parish Office.

*Please note:  These instructions are for baptism of children under seven (7) years old.  For those older than seven, please contact the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413.*