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CONGRATULATIONS! God has given you the gift of a child. Thank you for accepting the gift of new life and desiring to give that child new life in Christ! The first step to getting your child baptized is to call our secretary at 610-866-1121 and make a pre-baptismal appointment to register your child. We have created this informational guide to walk you through the rest of the steps involved in baptizing a child at Holy Infancy. Click below to read the guide:
CONGRATULATIONS! You are about to embark on the most beautiful and challenging time of your lives. We have created this informational guide to help walk you through the necessary steps leading up to your big day. Click here to read the guide.
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH OF SACRAMENTAL BOOKS
Holy Infancy Parish sacramental records, primarily baptisms and marriages, are preserved in the original sacramental books. There are also very limited records associated with St Michael’s Cemetery. Only records older than 70 years can be accessed for genealogy research. This time period is in accordance with guidelines of Federal Census records, as well as a recommendation of the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists. In addition, any record relating to an adoption is subject to the privacy rules of Pennsylvania state law.
Genealogy research is done by searching the sacramental books. Only Parish personnel are allowed to search or handle the books which are fragile, and the searches are time consuming. It is essential, therefore, that information provided in the research request be sufficient to enable the researcher to link a family name and members to a time period within Holy Infancy Parish. There is a fee for all genealogical research.
For more information on genealogical research or sacramental records, please contact Holy Infancy by phone at (610) 866-1121, or by mail (Holy Infancy R. C. Church, 312 E. 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015), or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org