Should Babies Be Denied Baptism Just Because It’s Advent?

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Canon Law, Liturgical Year, Sacraments

Should babies be denied baptism just because it's Advent?

You sometimes hear about people being asked to delay receiving the sacraments because they are not performed at certain times of year–like Advent or Lent or Holy Week or Good Friday or other days.

There are a few restrictions on the times when sacraments can be celebrated, but not as many as people think.

Recently I was asked whether it’s possible for babies to be baptized during Advent, which is almost upon us.

Here’s the story . . .


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