SAINT ANDREW

CATHOLIC CHURCH

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

PRE-JORDAN

PREPARATION CLASS FOR BAPTISM

Jesus said to John the Baptist during his baptism at the river Jordan: "Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." (Mt: 3:15) "On coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens: You are my beloved Son; with you, I am well pleased" (Mark 1: 10-11).

WHEN /

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

7:00pm in the Parish Meeting Room

WHAT IS PRE-JORDAN /

Pre-Jordan takes its name from the above scripture readings and is a parish program required for new parents and godparents.

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BAPTISM /

Celebrated most Sundays at 1:00pm. Call the Parish Rectory to make an appointment to register for a Baptism.
(215) 968-2262, ext. 10.

FORMED /

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We strongly encourage you to learn more about this sacrament online through our parish's online subscription to FORMED. Please create a free account on FORMED using Saint Andrew's parish code 71c5a2 and entering your email address and password.

 

Once you have created your account, log on to Symbolon, click on Part 2: Living the Faith, and watch Session 1 – The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation.

Godparents:

 

Baptism requires one godparent. For baptisms with two choices, one must be male and one female. A godparent must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic (baptized, confirmed, and receiving the Eucharist), at least sixteen (16) years of age, and in good standing with the church (including married in the church if they are married). Provided that there is one Catholic godparent, a baptized non-Catholic Christian may be a "Christian Witness."

 

A former Catholic may not serve as either a godparent or Christian Witness. A Godparents' church must fill out a form supporting their eligibility.

 

Children older than six:

 

Contact Religious Education at (215) 968-6929.