No. If you were summoned you will have 30 days to file an appearance (About $210 appearance fee), and file an a written answer. If no parentage judgment on file, a DNA test may be ordered. If you do nothing, you will automatically be legal parent by default (And you will be UNABLE to undo this after 30 days of entry of judgment, irregardless of whether you are or aren't the real parent). Then the child support payments start, among other things.
Just show, or get an attorney to show on your behalf if you'd rather not miss work. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.