A child may be in my near future, and so I’ve been thinking about his/her baptism when that time comes. I’m very interested in pursuing an Extraordinary Form baptism for my child - I find the older rite of the sacrament to be so beautiful, as well as relatively accessible to people who grew up in the Ordinary Form as well as to non-Catholics (since much of it can be prayed in the vernacular, unlike some of the other traditional rites and sacraments). My late father was baptized according to the 1962 rite while I was not, but I think there is a lot of cultural and religious merit in preserving the old school rite of baptism in my family if possible. I also personally think the older exorcisms, the use of blessed salt, the use of some Latin (I’m educated as a Classicist, after all), the movements through the church, and the more pronounced role of the godparent(s) all paint a better picture of the significance of baptism than the newer rite does (no, I don’t deny the efficacy of the newer rite, I don’t hate the Ordinary Form of the mass and sacraments, etc.). In short, I intend to look into this for my future kid(s).
Now for my question: does anybody have any experience (preferred) or advice (welcome) in pursuing an EF baptism at a thoroughly OF parish? I’m in the south, in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, with the closest EF parish not conveniently close by. My parish is a good one, and I don’t get the vibe that the priests are tradition-haters (another nearby church I sometimes attend is like that, though). I want to be able to approach the church office, or the parish clergy, in the most respectable way possible so as not to seem like I’m asking for special treatment (I am involved in a couple things at the parish, but haven’t been there particularly long).
I want to be able to say, “I’m interested in an EF baptism for my child, and I already have everything needed so the priest doesn’t have to re-learn everything, how can I best make this work for you guys?”
Anybody here know of an easily accessible, approved text that has Latin/English (with the allowed English texts clearly marked), as well as the rubrics for the rite? Any other items I might need so that when I ask I won’t appear to be putting an extra burden on the priest? Any other advice?