You all should find this interesting:
St Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church, Bethel Park, PAPAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE BOLDED RED SECTION
The Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation, often referred to as the “door Sacrament.” It begins our journey of faith in the church. Attendance at a Baptism class is required for first time parents. It provides the couples with a review of the Sacraments and an opportunity to gain knowledge of their responsibility to raise their children in the Catholic faith and how the church will support them on this journey.
The class is offered once a month on the last Sunday of the month at 2pm in the church and parish office. Information is given on the particulars of the Sacrament, selection of sponsors, questions get answered and the couples are taken to the church for a “dry run” and explanation of the ceremony and its symbols.
Baptisms are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month after the 11:30 A.M. Sunday Mass. (November and December 2015 are exceptions and will have Baptisms on the first and second Sundays of the month.) Sometimes couples are from out of town and have no family around. They may receive permission from Saint Thomas More to have their baby baptized elsewhere. Same is true for out-of-towners who have all their family here. We welcome them back! Exceptions are handled as the need arises.
Parents have a choice of how the child is baptized. Traditional (pouring of water over the child) or Immersion (carried through the water in the font). (Remember it is immersion, not submersion!)
Parents are encouraged to call the parish before the child is born to give the necessary information for paper work and to sign up for the class. If the child is already born the same process takes place. Please call the parish office to make the necessary arrangements.
SPONSORS FOR BAPTISM — What is required for a person to serve as a godparent (sponsor)?
The person serving as godparent (sponsor) must meet the following requirements:
Be appointed by the parents or the one serving in their place
Be at least 16 years of age
Be a Catholic who has been confirmed and received the Most Holy Eucharist and who leads a life in harmony with the Church.
If married, be in a valid sacramental marriage.
Not be the father or the mother of the one to be baptized.
May we choose more than two godparents (sponsors) for our baby? May we use two godfathers in place of a godmother?
A maximum of two godparents (sponsors) is allowed for the sacrament of baptism. Only one godparent (sponsor) is required for baptism; however it is customary to have two godparents (sponsors). If two godparents (sponsors) are identified, one must be male and the other female.
May a non-Catholic Christian serve as godparent (sponsor) at a Catholic baptism?
A non-Catholic Christian may only be a witness, together with a Catholic godparent (sponsor), in a Catholic baptism. A former Catholic who now practices another religion may not serve as a Christian Witness nor as a godparent (sponsor). Any questions concerning non-Catholic participation in baptism should be referred to the parish.
If you plan on having your child baptized, please pick up a Baptism Packet at the parish office, or view the baptism resources here:
Tips as You Prepare for Your Child's Baptism
Baptism Rite and Symbols
Diocese of Pittsburgh's Baptism Handbook for Parents
Adults who have not been Baptized and wish to find our more can find out more from our RCIA program. View their resources here.
And the video of adult baptism on here is odd at best... At least one was fully immersed.