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Baby Baptism Ceremony


The Seven Sacraments

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law:

Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony.

New Life in Christ

Baptism is the foundation for a life in Christ.  It’s a door to the other sacraments. It frees us from sin and gives us new birth as sons and daughters of God. Through Baptism, we become members of Christ; we are incorporated into the Church, and we share in her mission.

More information:

Baptism (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Children Younger than 7

Parents who are registered and active COK parishioners (minimum of 3 months) may contact Sharon Willi, Director of Christian Formation, at or 843-971-8083 to request the Sacrament of Baptism for their child.

Adults and Older Children

Candidates for Baptism who are 7 or older should contact Deacon Brian Justice,

Sacramental Preparation

For candidates who are infants or young children, parents and sponsors are required to attend a preparation session.

For candidates who are 7 or older, sacramental preparation involves participation in the RCIA process.



Infants and small children are baptized on any Sunday following Noon Mass. No more than 3 children may be baptized on a given Sunday.

Candidates who are 7 or older are baptized during the Easter Vigil.


A sponsor (godfather or godmother) helps the baptized person to lead a Christian life and fulfill faithfully his/her baptismal obligations.


The sponsor can be male or female; if there are two sponsors, one is male, and one is female.


The sponsor must be:

  • 16 years of age or older

  • a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on

  • free of canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared

  • not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized

The sponsor must provide sponsor certificates from his/her home parish. He/she must attend a baptism class.

If one godparent is a validly baptized Christian who belongs to a non-Catholic church, he/she may participate as a witness of baptism, provided there is also a valid sponsor who meets the above requirements. A non-Catholic witness must present a letter of active member verification from his/her Christian church.


For more information please email Ms. Sharon Willi, Director of Christian Formation at or call 843-971-8083.

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