Baptism

 

NOTE: All sacramental records are kept at the parish of St. Mary of the Annunciation in Cambridge.

Baptism of Children

To baptize a child under the age of 7, contact catholic@mit.edu. Parents will need to fill out the MIT Baptismal Form.

To be eligible to be a godmother or godfather, one must be confirmed in the Catholic Church, a practicing Catholic, and if married, married validly in the Catholic Church. Parents and godparents will have to take a baptismal preparation class. There is a cost to rent the MIT Chapel for a Baptism (for students, the cost has been waived). To reserve the Chapel for a baptism, visit: http://studentlife.mit.edu/cac/personal-event-opportunities

For adults interested in baptism, we offer the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

For adults who have not been baptized, the ordinary way to enter the Catholic Church is through a series of classes and liturgical events that culminate in the person receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion on the Easter Vigil (the Saturday night before Easter Sunday). This is called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith can start RCIA classes without thereby committing to entering the Catholic Church. At MIT, the classes usually start in early to mid-October, and continue through the end of the school year. We meet for one hour a week on Sundays (11:15am-12:15 pm in W11 Small Dining Room). It's also important to meet several times individually with the priest or deacon. For an initial conversation, contact Fr. Moloney (dmoloney@mit.edu).