Question about christening.

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My godson was baptized during Mass so the whole thing took just over a hour. If it’s after Mass, I’d guess it would take more than 30-45 minutes or so but it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a christening that was seperate from Mass. 

As far as a gift, , depending on how close you are to the couple somewhere between 30-50 dollars maybe?  Or if your comfortable, some kind of small religious type gift like a crucifix or a Bible. My SIL found a children’s illustrated Bible at Barnes & Noble that was really neat. If the couple is more of casual friends, just a card would probably be ok.

Post # 4
3677 posts
Sugar bee

A baptism outside of Mass usually isn’t very long at all – typically around 15-20 minutes (there is no sermon, no communion, etc. There may or may not be some music, which could make it a bit longer, but a baptism on its own is pretty short.)

I would actually recommend a non-monetary gift for a baptism. If you aren’t religious yourselves, then maybe a children’s book, a nice blanket, a stuffed animal, etc., might be a good choice for a gift. Or a picture frame for the baby’s room, etc.

Post # 6
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsOrange:  I was going to suggest getting Catholic specific books, but I’m sure what you got is fine. Sounds like a nice gift!

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