The Sacrament of Baptism is performed the

first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

All parents who desire baptism for their child

must attend a Discipleship Presentation in advance. 

Remaining presentation dates in 2021 are: 


Thursday, August 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 17 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Sunday, December 12 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Current parishioner registration and a Discipleship Renewal form must also be on record with Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church prior to baptism.  Baptism Information and Godparent forms will be made available to families at the Discipleship Presentation.

Childcare is not provided during the presentation.  

Godparent Requirements:

One man and one woman, at least 16 years old, may be godparents.

There must be at least one Catholic godparent.

Catholic godparents must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation

and consistently attend Mass on Sunday.

Godparents, if married, must have a valid Catholic marriage.

Catholic godparents from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Emporia, must attend a Discipleship PresentationIf godparent is from a parish other than Sacred Heart, they must provide proof of attendance of a baptism preparation class in their own parish.

Please call the church office or email with questions regarding this process and to register for the Discipleship Presentation.


From the 1870's, Sacred Heart has served Catholics in the Emporia area, first as a church and then through an elementary school, and now through various ministries and good works.



Parish Office

27 Cottonwood St

Emporia, KS 66801

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