Tuesday May 30th 2017

‘Baptism’ Archives

How soon after birth should Catholics baptize their infant?

How soon after birth should Catholics baptize their infant?

According to Cannon 867 of the Code of Cannon Law, “Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first few weeks. As soon as possible after the birth, indeed even before it, they are to approach the parish priest to ask for the sacrament for their child, and to be [...]