Baptism makes one a member of the body of Christ. Baptism incorporates us into the Church and gives us a rebirth as sons and daughters of God. The principal effects of Baptism are purification from sins and a ne w birth in the Holy Spirit. The Catholic Church baptizes all ages.
Infants - Children 6 years old
The Church requires formation and catechesis for parents in preparation for the baptism of their children. Only one class is required. At Prince of Peace, the Baptism Preparation Class is held the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM in the Daily Mass Chapel. Baptism class lasts approximately 1 hour. You must take, or have taken, a Baptism Preparation Class in the last 3 years before your child can be baptized. You may register online to attend a Baptism Preparation Class or call the Parish Office 913.782.8864 to register for a Baptismal Preparation Class.
Parent(s) must be members of the parish or must receive permission from their home parish for a baptism to be performed at Prince of Peace. Communal Baptisms take place the second and fourth Sunday of the month after the 11:00 AM Mass. Additionally, individual Baptisms can be celebrated during Mass on the first and third weekends, according to Fr Jerry's Mass schedule and approval in advance. Please fill out and submit the Schedule a Baptism Form to start the process of scheduling a baptism at Prince of Peace or call the Parish Office 913.782.8864 for assistance.
- A letter from their Parish stating they are a registered and active member and
- A Godparent Endorsement Form. Please refer to the guidelines listed below when choosing your child's Godparents.
The following are Archdiocesan policies for Godparents:
- At least one godparent is required for Baptism.
- There is to be only one male, or one female godparent, or one of each.
- Godparents are to be designated by the parent(s) or guardian. They are to be Catholic and have completed their 16th year. They are to have been
b) received their first Holy Communion
c) not bound by canonical penalty
d) not the father and mother of the child.
- A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is to participate only together with a Catholic godparent and then as a Christian witness to the baptism and
- A non-baptized person may never be a godparent.
Children - 3rd thru 8th Grade
The RCIC (Conversion) program is for students in 3rd- 8th grades who need to make their First Reconciliation and/or First Holy Communion. Please check out our Sacramental Preparation page for more information.
High School Students and Adults
Adolescents and adults are prepared for Baptism through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). Please check out our Rite of Christian Initiation page for more information.