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.

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:

 

All baptism will be arranged with Laura individually. Please contact her through our parish contact form or by calling the parish office at 503-636-7687.

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.
  • Inside the Formed.org account, parents 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: AFTER THE MEETING

 

Instructions for resources will be sent after registration.

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 Parents and Out of State Godparents:

 

All prep sessions will be arranged with Laura individually. Please contact her through our parish contact form or by calling the parish office at 503-636-7687.