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Anonymous wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a question.

My husband and I already baptized his sister and husband's son. We both are planning to baptize our son soon.

  • Can his sister and husband's son baptize our son as well?

Anonymous

  { Since we already baptized them, can his sister and husband's son also baptize our son? }

Mike replied:

Dear Anonymous,

We have answered this type of question already. You can find it in our searchable knowledge base:

http://www.AskACatholic.com/SiteSearch

There are a lot of quick answers there, so give it a try.

I searched the knowledge base for you and found these web postings that should help:

As my colleague Eric said in one of his replies, except in case of emergency, only a priest or deacon may lawfully baptize into the Catholic Church.

You should make an appointment with the pastor of your local parish for any one who was not baptized by a priest or deacon:

  • to ensure the Baptism is administered validly, and
  • to ensure the Baptism is formally recorded in the parish where you are baptized.

The Sacramental life of the Church is extremely important so you should ensure these issues related to our salvation are done correctly.

I hope this helps,

Mike

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