Baptism Information



  Parents... Congratulations on your decision to have your child Baptized into the Catholic Faith!
Baptism is the first sacrament your child will receive. It is important then that you have a full understanding on what this sacrament can mean in the life of your child and your family.
Parents and godparents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation session. The next session at Ascension will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
This session will educate you on the spiritual and practical aspects of the sacrament. Know that a welcoming environment will greet you. We hope not only to raise awareness about the profound responsibility involved in the spiritual formation of your child, but also about our willingness to assist you in meeting those responsibilities.
For information and/or to register to attend the Baptism Preparation session, please contact Kathy Ahearn at 757-495-1886 x411 or
Below are links to forms and information, including the Baptism Application Form, Sponsor/Godparent Form and information/requirements to assist you in choosing your child's godparents and the dates of our scheduled Baptism Masses through May 2018 
Baptisms are scheduled at Masses once a month, generally on the third weekend. Baptisms are not scheduled during Advent and Lent.
If you wish to register as a parishioner at Church of the Ascension, you are welcome to do so by stopping by the Parish Office or online at

 Forms and Information