BAPTISM - KRSTENJE
1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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."
from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
1213 Sveti krst je temelj cijeloga kršćanskog života, ulaz u život Duha (vitae spiritualis ianua) i vrata koja otvaraju pristup drugim sakramentima. Po krštenju smo oslobođeni od grijeha i nanovo rođeni kao sinovi Božji, postajemo Kristovi udovi i pritjelovljeni smo Crkvi te bivamo dionici njezina poslanja: "Krštenje je sakrament preporođenja vodom i riječju".
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FAQ - CESTA PITANJA
We want to baptize our child. What do we need to do?
To baptize your child in Croatian Martyrs Parish, you need to be members of our parish or willing to become members. If that is not the case, then please call our parish office.
When can we baptize?
You can baptize your child at any of our Sunday Masses:
Can we baptize after Mass or at some other time?
As a rule, we baptize during the Mass as this deeply and more fully reveals the truth that a baptized child is accepted into the community of faith, the Church, and becoming the child of God like all the baptized who happily accept the new member!
When do we need to apply for the baptism?
Please let us know that you want to baptize your child at least 2 to 3 weeks before the date, so that time is allowed to collect the letter(s) for the godparent(s) and to arrange the baptismal preparation.
What is baptismal preparation?
Baptismal preparation is a meeting with a priest for the instruction about the baptismal rite and its meaning. We would also like to get to know you, and this is a great opportunity for that!
In which language does the baptism take place?
The baptism can be either in Croatian or in English. You can choose the language on the baptism application form.
How can we apply for the baptism of our child?
You can apply either in person at our office or, alternatively, you can fill the form in pdf version and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can be godparents?
Do we have to have two godparents?
No, you can also can only one godparent.
Where do we sit during the baptism?
We ask that the parents with the child and goparents sit in the front row, where the seats are reserved for you. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve spots for the family and friends. We suggest that they arrive earlier if they would like to have a good position from which they can follow the baptism closely.
When do we need to come to church on the day of baptism?
We suggest that you come at least 10 minutes so that you can settle and prepare for the great event of the baptism of your child!
What documents do we need for the godparents?
When can we confirm the date of baptism?
We cannot confirm the date of baptism before we have the letter from the pastor of godparents' that they are fit to act as such.