Deacon John Rose
Mission: To prepare parents for the Sacrament of Baptism for their child(ren).
Pre-Jordan provides an evening of reflection/instruction on the Sacrament of Baptism for parents expecting their first child. The Parish office provides the first contact with the new family. The office obtains appropriate information from the family (for the Baptism Information Form) about the parents and the child to be baptized, schedules a date for the Sacrament with the family (during Mass or outside of Mass on the first or third Sunday each month) and explains the need for certain eligibility documentation from the Godparents.
The Pre-Jordan evening presentation addresses the theology and the ritual of the Sacrament of Baptism to the Parents and God-parents as well as their responsibility in raising their children in a family of faith (home & church).
The evening shares educational material and encourages discussion to provide better understanding of faith and Sacrament in order to reinforce the importance of family.