private Baptism


That administered in danger of death, by anyone. If administered by a lay person, only the essentials for validity are to be employed. If by a priest or deacon, the prescribed ritual also must be employed and at least one sponsor if possible. Apart from danger of death, the bishop is not to permit private Baptism, except for non-Catholic adults conditionally baptized.

MLA Citation

  • “private Baptism”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2014. Web. 21 January 2019. <>