In baptism we become children of God. Every human being created is born a beloved creature of God. To become a child of God our nature must change. Baptism through the Grace of the Holy Spirit transforms us to become children of God. 

Preparation Sessions for New and Returning Parents

Preparation Sessions are required for new parents or every 4 years. Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God is designed to provide you with an incredible encounter with Jesus and with the Church. The program we have chosen for you here at Our Lady of the Lake will prepare you to have your children baptized and to open your hearts to understand more fully WHY this is a critical step in your child’s life. You will discover how your child becomes a “child of God” and that in the Church, and you and your children will always have a place where you belong. See the class sessions below to register.

Upcoming Prep Sessions for Parents and Out of State Godparents:

Our two-part program will include parent videos at home before attending 2 zoom sessions. One session on Sunday between 1 & 3 pm the second the following Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. To fully participate, begin with part one below under “Baptism Preparation – Two Part Program,” and register for the scheduled Zoom sessions here.


 Infant Baptism Zoom Parent Session

Information for Parents

The family asking for their child to be baptized at Our Lady of the Lake has to be a registered member of our faith community or provide a letter from their current parish.

Upcoming Baptisms During Covid-19:

We are currently scheduling 2 families at any one time with a limit of 11 participants for each family.  The count of 11 must include: the infant, parents, godparents or proxy godparents. To select a baptism date please register HERE . Make sure to provide us with the legal paperwork to record your child’s baptism by clicking on “Required Paperwork” below.

Baptism Preparation  - Two Part Program

PART 1: BEFORE THE MEETING

 

  • Create an OLL Formed.org account here. Type in the parish zip code (97034) and follow the prompts.
  • Once your account is open, watch The Search videos at home and come prepared to discuss them
  • Use a notebook to answer these questions for each of the 7 videos.
    • From each of The Search Videos:
      • What is one thing that impressed you the most?
      • What is one thing that causes you to struggle the most?

 

PART 2: ZOOM SESSION

 

Follow the registration link above to secure your spot in our next parent session or register here.

Follow the registration link above to secure your spot in our next parent session or register here.

Information for Godparents

Godparent Preparation Sessions are not required in the Archdiocese of Portland. Parents and godparents are asked to watch this Belonging: Role of Godparents Video.

Upcoming Prep Sessions for Godparents:

Our two-part program will include parent videos at home before attending 2 Zoom sessions. Session 1 is on a Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and Session 2 is the following Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. To fully participate, begin with "Part One" above under “Baptism Preparation – Two Part Program,” and register for the scheduled Zoom sessions here.

 

If you will be a godparent at another parish or diocese and are being asked to take a godparent class then you should register for the scheduled gathered sessions here.

 

 Infant Baptism Gathered Parent & Godparent Session