Baptism

Congratulations, you want to have your child Baptized!

 

Why Baptism?

 

Baptism is a Sacrament which cleanses us from original sin, makes us Christians, children of God, and heirs of heaven. In addition, Baptism is necessary to salvation, because without it we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. ~ Baltimore Catechism #621, 631

 

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213 

Child Baptism - 7 Years and Younger

Parishioners wishing to have a child baptized should be registered in the parish and should contact the Secretary for Religious Education at least three months prior to the desired Baptism date.  Please note, a Baptism cannot be performed until all of the requirements are met and paperwork is turned in.

Child Baptism – 8 years and older

Children who are eight years of age and older must attend RE for one year before celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism.  Additional Information Here.

Adult Baptism

For an adult who desires baptism, additional information here.

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