Baptism

Holy Baptibaptismsm is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, 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


BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

Our parish community is eager to welcome new members into the church and our faith community. To schedule a baptism, please call the office.  A baptism class is offered quarterly.

GUIDELINES FOR SPONSORS/GODPARENTS

A godparent’s role is to assist the growth of the baptized in his new spiritual life.  Because this role is so important, a godparent in the Catholic Church must (1) be a Catholic in full communion with the Church; (2) be properly designated and accept the responsibilities; (3) meet age requirements recognized in the diocese where the Baptism takes place; and (4) not be the mother or father of the one baptized (GE 3; canon 874 section 1).