Catholic Community of Waukesha

Baptism

Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ and his Church.  (Excerpted from the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Baptism at St. William

  • Is celebrated during all Masses on the first and third weekends of the month or outside of Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11:00 a.m.
  • Parents are expected to attend a Baptism Preparation session held at any of the four Catholic Community of Waukesha Parishes. 
  • Godparents for Baptism must be at least 16 years of age and baptized, practicing Christians.
  • At least one godparent must be a confirmed, practicing Catholic.

Please contact Wanda Roth, Administrative Assistant for the Catholic Community of Waukesha, at 262-547-2763 ext 102 or email wroth@ccwauk.org to schedule a date to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism at any of the four Waukesha parishes and to register for a Baptism Preparation Class.

Information to Register for Upcoming 2018 Baptism Preparation Classes:
  • December - No Class

Upcoming 2019 Baptism Preparation Classes:

  • January 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary Parish in the Hartwell Room

  • February 12, 6:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Parish in Neumann Hall

  • March 13, 6:30 p.m., St. William Parish in the Parish Hall

  • April 29, 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph Parish in Room 200 in the Parish Activity Center

  • May 9, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary Parish in the Hartwell Room

  • June 11, 6:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Parish in Neumann Hall

  • July 24, 6:30 p.m., St. William Parish in the Parish Hall

  • August 26, 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph Parish in Room 200 in the Parish Activity Center

  • September 12, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary Parish in the Hartwell Room

  • October 8, 6:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Parish in Neumann Hall

  • November 6, 6:30 p.m., St. William Parish in the Parish Hall

  • December - No Class

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

  • Adults seeking Baptism and who wish to become Catholic should contact the MIchelle Heeren, Director of Formation, at 262-547-6555 ext 1363 or email mheeren@ccwauk.org.
  • RCIA is a process that moves through several stages over the course of a year, usually resulting in reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
  • Potential candidates usually attend a series of Inquiry Sessions, alone or with others, to be introduced to the rich tradition of Catholicism.