8500 W. Cold Spring Road ~ Greenfield, WI 53228


Guidelines for Baptism of Infants

These guidelines are to help you plan for your child’s baptism. Please read them over carefully. If you have any questions, please call the Director of Religious Education at (414) 321-8922.

Policies for the Baptism of infants

  • Setting for the Baptism:
  • Parents, godparents, family, and guests are invited to attend the 11am Mass before the baptism.
  • Arrangements for a different time and day can be made depending on the reasonable needs of the parents and/or godparents.
  • Baptisms take place on the third Sunday of the month at 12:15pm (dates listed on the following page).

Requirements for Baptism

Parish Membership: At least one of the parents of the child must be a registered member of the parish. If you are not presently registered, registration can be done as part of the preparation for your child’s baptism.

Non-Parishioners: Baptism of non-parishioners may be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist. The parents are required to hold membership at another Catholic parish, present a letter of permission from their pastor, and attend the baptismal preparation sessions at their parish or at St. John the Evangelist.

Sponsors: Parents traditionally pick two godparents (one male and one female), but only one is required. One godparent must be at least 16 years old and a practicing Catholic that has received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). 

Baptism Class: Before their first child's baptism, parents are required to attend a baptism preparation session conducted by the Director of Religious Education. Sponsors are strongly encouraged to attend. Please call the Director of Religious education to set up an appointment. (414) 321-8922

Fees: No minimum parish contribution or baptismal fee is required. A separate donation in the amount of $10 to the parish at the time of your child’s baptism is greatly appreciated.

Be prepared for your baby’s needs: Bring a bottle, diapers, pacifier, etc.

Frequently asked questions about baptism

Dates for infant baptisms:


June 19th

August 21st

September 18th

October 16th

November 20th

December 18th


January 15th

February 19th

March 19th

April 16th

May 21st