School 479-782-0614 Church 479-783-7745

Baptismal Preparation

We are glad you have chosen Christ the King to fulfill your child’s first sacrament.

Baptism is more than just a social occasion. Through baptism, God enables us to participate in His life in Jesus Christ and makes us His children. Through this sacrament, we receive the Holy Spirit and become members of the People of God, of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. Baptism becomes our commitment to grow in this new life and to strive to acquire spiritual maturity. By baptism, God purifies us from sin.

Baptism is one of three sacraments of initiation along with Eucharist and Confirmation. The child is baptized in the faith of his/her parents, of his/her godparents, and the Church. It is the duty of the parents to teach the child the Catholic faith by modeling it and by actively teaching them about the faith.

Below are the requirements for preparing your family for a Baptism in English. A copy of these requirements may also be obtained in our Church Office. If you are needing a Baptism in Spanish, please email

We will do our best to accommodate your desired dates, but dates and times
are subject to the calendars of the priests and liturgical calendars as well as the availability of the church.

For questions please contact the church office at (479-783-7745) or email at (

If records must be sent to the church office, they can be sent to:

Christ the King

Attn: Baptism Records

2112 S. Greenwood Ave,

Fort Smith AR 72901

Or send by fax to: (479-)783-7075.

We are so happy you are ready to take this step and allow us to assist you in catechizing your child. The lifelong journey of catechesis starts here.