The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify Him; He cleansed the waters  . . .  Jesus did not need to be baptized because He was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, H wanted to show His solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding His disciples to baptize all nations, He established the means by which people would die to sin – original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God. In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.

At St. Cecilia Parish, Baptisms are scheduled on Sundays following the 11:00 AM Mass.

All Baptisms are scheduled through the Parish Office. To schedule a Baptism, please call our office at 859.363.4311   

*Please note that Baptisms are not scheduled during Lent or major holidays.*

Parents must be active registered parishioners and are required to attend one Baptism class. If you are not a registered member of our Parish, please fill out our Registration Form and email it to our Parish Secretary at stcsecretary@stcindependence.org.


Effective 4/5/2024, the Baptismal Process cannot begin or be scheduled until parents fill out and return the forms listed below to the office. All forms must be either dropped off to the office or mailed. Forms will not be accepted via email.

-Baptismal Request Form

-Godparent Form  (This document is required if your Godparent(s) are not active members of St. Cecilia and attend another Catholic Parish)

-Christian Witness Letter  (This document is only required if you are having a Non-Catholic participating in your child's Baptism)

-A copy of your child's Birth Certificate

-Parents must have a Baptismal Meeting/Class with Father Settle if they are new parishioners to the parish or if they have not had any children baptized by Father Settle.


*A Baptism will only be scheduled once all forms have been turned in and parents have met with Father Settle.*

*Requested dates by families are not guaranteed and must always be approved by the Church Office.*


Contact the Parish Office
859.363.4311 | stcsecretary@stcindependence.org

For more information on the Sacrament of Baptism, click here.