The sacrament of baptism ushers us into the divine life, cleanses us from sin, and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation for the sacramental life.

To make arrangements for Baptism, please contact Karol Seydel 720-348-9700 ext 216 or  prior to attending a baptism class.

St Mark celebrates Baptisms  after the Saturday 4pm and Sunday Noon Masses.

Catechesis in preparation for Baptism for parents and godparents are offered on Sundays. Classes meet downstairs at 9:15 am – 11:30 am.

Dates through May 2024 are:


April 16

May 21

June 4th

July: call the office

Aug 6th

Sept 10th

Oct 8th

Nov 5th

Dec 3rd


Jan 7th

Feb 4th

March 3rd

April 7th

May 19th

Godparent Requirements

(Click Here for Godparent Form)

Parent/guardian have the privilege and responsibility and are encouraged to choose two persons (one of each sex) as godparents (for the purpose of this policy, the terms godparents and sponsors are equivalent) for the Baptism of  their infant child.  Godparents are expected to:

  • accompany the parent/guardian during the time of baptismal catechesis;
  • present the infant child for baptism;
  • be stewards regarding the continuing faith journey of the child;
  • assist in guiding the child.

To be admitted to the role of godparent, a person must:

  • be designated by the parent/guardian, or in their absence, by the pastor or minister and is to have the qualifications and intention of performing this role;
  • be sixteen years old unless the pastor or minister has granted an exception for just cause;
  • be a fully initiated Catholic (has been baptized, confirmed and has received the sacrament of Holy Communion, if married, married in the Catholic Church) and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;
  • not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
  • not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized;
  • present a letter from their pastor attesting that they are a practicing Catholic.

A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic Christian church may be present for the Baptism as a Christian witness if there is also a Catholic godparent.

If the role of godparent cannot be fulfilled, the baptism can and should take place.