infant or child may be baptized at your Minnesota home
have performed dozens of personalized home baptisms in the
Minneapolis, MN area, and whether you are religious or not, it's so
wonderful to have a loving ceremony where your child can be welcomed
into the folds of your family unit, and you, as parents, can be
reminded of the love and community around your family. Often a late
morning or early afternoon on a Saturday at your home. In a
celebration of love and sharing, you may welcome your child into the
family of God and celebrate your familial connection with a ritual
that brings your family together with:
importance of Godparents - Your child will never be alone. God
will always be with them, you will always be with them, and your
child's godparents will always be with them. Through thick and
thin, as relationships come and go in your child's life, they will
always know they have these special people to rely on.
- Grandparents - Grandparents are a close part of a child's life,
and to have a ritual that emphasizes the importance of this
bond...that recognition can be so special.
- Baptism at home in Minneapolis, MN. Close family - This event
can be special time for a mini family reunion, a chance to bring
loved ones together in a meaningful way.
Baptismal certificate with envelope is included
- Accepted by any church (including Catholic, Lutheran, and
- You can formally recognize the meaning of your child's name
- Perhaps there is a family member that their first name or
middle name is named after, and this relationship can be honored.
- Baptism at home in Minneapolis, MN. Perhaps there is a
meaning behind your child's first or middle name (Old English,
Norwegian, from the bible, the name "Chloe" means "New Beginning"
- You may have several baptisms at once: You may baptize your
infant, your young children (sometimes several at once), and if
you have never been christened, you maybe be baptized at the same
- This ritual may reflect your faith and your wishes - you do not
have to join a church, and if you are ever joining a church later
on, you may then join as already baptized.
decision to baptize your child is entirely up to you, the parents.
Anyone at any age can be baptized, and it is not necessary for the
christening to place in a church, but may take place surrounded by God
and family. A private baptism in Minnesota may be performed in your
home or in a park, but the place you select should be special, so when
your child looks back on it, they will be proud of where it was held
and how it was held.
the baptism usually goes: We gather around, make introductions, take a
few family photos, and then we get started. We may gather in a circle,
with the parents and the baby/child/children standing beside the
baptismal font, then we begin with:
- Introduction and Prayer
- Blessing of the Water
- Thanking of Parents
- Gospel of Jesus and the Children
- Prayer for Deliverance, then the Baptism(s)
- Instruction to Parents and Godparents (basically, a loving
message to support the child throughout their life)
- Prayer and Blessing
baptism may be anywhere in the Minneapolis, MN area, and the timing is
usually 10-15 minutes - long enough that it doesn't just flash by, but
not so long as anyone gets bored. If there is a song or reading by a
friend (not common), it would be longer, but usually 10-15 minutes is
about right. Then there's congratulations, some hugs, and often the
family starts eating, celebrating, talking to each other. A private
home baptism is not only a time for ritual, but an occasion for family
to come together (much like weddings and funerals may be the only time
some family members get to see each other).
hope the above gives you an idea of how your child's baptism might go.
You'll receive a complete scripting of the event beforehand, just to
make sure all the names are correct and to make sure everything meets
your approval. Most couples choose to have their children's baptisms
in their homes, usually on a Sunday afternoon, with the godparents and
other relatives attending. I will travel to anywhere in the
Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota metro area, and I will bring the
baptismal set, so there isn't anything you have
to set up. If you want, you may wish to set up a table, and perhaps
have a candle lit in memory of loved ones who have passed away, but
these choices are not mandatory. The child (or children) is usually
dressed in a christening dress or a nice outfit. There is an fee of