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St. Patrick Catholic Church

"Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is Spirit..."

John 3:5-6

Baptism of Infants

Infants are baptized into the faith community of their parents. As the faith community assists the baptized through prayer and support, it is necessary for the parents asking for baptism to be members of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Baptism Preparation (Required)

Parents of infants are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Session prior to the baptism of their child.  Contact Deacon Dan Rouse ( for information and to register for the next scheduled session.

Baptism of Children/Youth of School-Age

Parents of children 3-years-old or older needing to be baptized should contact Geralyn Ward ( for more information.

Baptism of Adults

Prior to the baptism of adults, formation through RCIA is required. Adult baptisms are usually celebrated during the Easter Vigil. Contact Geralyn Ward ( for more information. For more information on the process, please click here.

Scheduling Baptism

To schedule a baptism please contact

Deacon Dan Rouse


120 Fifth Street NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405