“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis of the entire Christian life. It is the first of the seven Sacraments Jesus instituted as a means of receiving divine grace. By means of baptism, a person is freed completely from sin, becomes permanently united with Christ and His Church and can receive the other Sacraments to grow ever stronger in the understanding and practice of the Catholic Faith.
First-time parents seeking to present their child(ren) for baptism prepare for the momentous occasion of God’s design by participating in a helpful session designed to help them grow in confidence as Christian parents and to familiarize them with the many offerings that are available to parents through the parish.
In accordance with the teaching of Sacred Scripture, we joyfully celebrate baptisms of infants and children. In this time of pandemic, baptisms are celebrated for members of our parish family by appointment only, usually scheduled on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. With special permission, non-members may also be baptized.
Adults desiring to be baptized are prepared through their participation in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) during which they learn the teachings of Christ and His Church and develop a wonderful sense of belonging with the parish family of faith.