GUIDELINES ON BAPTISMS, CONFIRMATIONS, WEDDINGS,
FUNERALS AND OTHER SERVICES
Guidelines for Baptismal Rites
BAPTISM WITH MASS - One Sunday monthly, as scheduled by the parish office, at 2:00 pm
REGISTRATION At least three weeks before the Baptism date.
SUBMIT the following upon registration:
1. Photo copy of the child’s Birth Certificate
2. (for non- parishioners only) Permit from the parent’s church to have their child’s Baptism outside of their own parish and
PRESENT the following upon registration or during the seminar:
Php 300.00 for the principal sponsors (first pair) inclusive of the cost of baptismal candles and certificate;
Php 100.00 for every additional sponsor (200.00 per pair)
Parents who want their child baptized should be married in the Catholic Church. If parents want their child to grow in the Catholic faith, they should live this faith and follow the discipline of the Catholic Church. Parishioners who are married civilly or not married at all should see the Parish Priest for an interview before the seminar.
Non-parishioners are advised to have the baptism in their respective parishes.
Sponsors must be Catholics who have received the sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist, and are practicing Catholics (active in the celebration of the Sacraments – Eucharist and Reconciliation.)
Foremost of all, the sponsors must be willing to undertake the responsibility of partnership with the parents, in the Catholic upbringing of the child into a mature and committed Christian.
A maximum of five (5) pairs of sponsors are allowed.
Parents and all Sponsors are required to attend the Baptismal seminar. Baptismal seminars are scheduled on Saturdays from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm (please refer to schedule below). Parents and Sponsors may choose one Saturday to attend, provided, this is at least three weeks before the scheduled Baptism.
The Sacrament of Baptism is a celebration of the parish community. It is celebrated within the Holy Mass on a Sunday designated for Baptism, from 2:00pm to 3:30 pm (please refer to schedule below).
In Baptism your child becomes a member of the Church. Our parish community is glad to welcome and be present in this meaningful beginning of your child’s journey in Faith. In this context, Baptism becomes more meaningful when more people pray for your child.
To show the communitarian dimension of the sacrament, the parish does not encourage individual/special baptism except for serious reasons (medical, emergency cases, security, etc.) “For convenience” is not a serious reason.
Proper church decorum is strictly enforced. All are expected to dress properly and decently for church. Ladies wearing attires with plunging/revealing necklines, bare backs, or short skirts, and men wearing “sandos” and shorts will not be allowed to enter the church.
TAKING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Taking of photos and videos are only allowed during the actual baptismal rite. Please refrain from taking pictures and videos during the Holy Mass. Time will be allotted for taking photos and videos after the Holy Mass.
The CONFIRMATION RITE is held at the Saint John Bosco Parish Church ONCE A YEAR (usually during the Parish Fiesta celebration.
The deadline for registration is ONE MONTH before the Confirmation date.
Guidelines for Wedding Rites
I. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE or not later than three (3) months BEFORE THE WEDDING.
An offering of Php20,500.00 (without aircon) or Php25,500.00 (with aircon) includes the following:
PUNCTUALITY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE to avoid cancellation of appointment. The dates and time of the following shall be given ahead of time:
It is painful to the Lord to see the death of his faithful. - Psalm 116: 15
FAITH CHAPEL (Local 114)
P 330.00/hr (P7,920.00/day)
Sitting capacity: 130 persons
CHARITY CHAPEL (Local 116)
P 275.00/hr (P 6,600/day)
Sitting capacity: 120 persons
HOPE CHAPEL (Local 115)
P 200.00/hr (P 4,800/day)
Sitting capacity: 60 persons
LOVE CHAPEL (Local 119)
P 100.00/hr. (P 2,400.00/day)
Sitting capacity: 30 persons
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF
ST. JOHN BOSCO FUNERAL CHAPELS