Download our Baptismal Preparation Program for a complete outline of the entire process as well as vital information for the reception of the Sacrament of Baptism.


Congratulations! Your child’s baptism is a time for celebration and joy.  Through Baptism, we are freed from sin, reborn as children of God, and incorporated into the body of Christ. We share in the death and resurrection of Christ and receive the promise of eternal life. We look forward to the day when your child will be received into the Catholic community of faith here at St. Charles!


In order to prepare for an infant or young child's baptism (ages birth through 6) it is necessary to complete the following steps:

  1. Contact our Office of Faith Formation at (941) 585-0668 or at least six weeks prior to the anticipated Baptism. You are encouraged to contact us prior to the child’s birth. You must be registered in the Parish.

  2. Complete the St. Charles Borromeo Baptism Registration Form.

  3. Meet with Office of Faith Formation for initial interview and submit completed registration form along with copy of birth certificate.

  4. Choose Godparent(s) and obtain required documentation.

  5. Attend Baptismal Preparation class.  The class is one session and required for parents and godparents.  Class dates and times will be provided at time of initial interview.

  6. Baptism will be scheduled following preparation and completion of other requirements.


Adult Baptisms take place as part of the RCIA process.

For information regarding adult baptisms, please visit our RCIA page.

For more information regarding the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 941-585-0668 or via email at  You amy also use this form to send us a message.

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