Preparing for a Baptism?

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For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.


Baptism Classes are held from 7 to 8:00pm in the Parish Center. (455 Bow St. Elkton, MD 21921)  The next Baptism class date(s) for 2021-2022:

                  January 10, 2022

                  Please call the parish office to register for the class.


Preparation classes are held for the parents of children from birth to age 7. Children over the age of 7 as well as adults are prepared through the RCIA program.


Requirements for a Godparent:  

  • -Is a member of the Catholic Church who has been Baptized, Confirmed, and
    has received First Communion.
  • Is over 16 year of age
  • Is a practicing member of the Catholic Church

Note: Godparents are invited and encouraged to attend the session with the parents, but this is not mandatory.


There are two options for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism:

  • During a regularly scheduled Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception or St. Jude Church so that the community would be present to welcome its newest member.
  • At Immaculate Conception Church on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 12:15pm and at St. Jude Church on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:30am.

Note: No Baptisms are celebrated during the Season of Lent.


Contact Us:

Please contact the parish office or email [email protected] well in advance to register for a baptismal preparation class.