We just moved to a new town and have been visiting several local parishes. We have two children that need to be baptized, one 18 months and one 6 months. Well, it turns out that our new parish won’t just baptize our two children - even though our two older children were both baptized in our old parish. We went to classes for our first child, she was baptized without any hoopla, and when our second arrived, they just scheduled a date and baptized him.
Now this new parish says we need to go through more classes, and go through the rite of welcoming and some other rites before they are ever baptized. We just want our kids baptized. We understand our responsibilities regarding formation of the children, and just want them baptized ASAP. Anyone know anything about this that can help out?
Thank you and God bless.