The Sacrament of Baptism


The Sacrament of Baptism is often called "The door of the Church," because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  Through it comes forgiveness of original sin, adoption into God's family, new life in Christ, membership in His body the Church.

"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." (Matthew 28:19)


Preparing to Receive:

Infants and Children
The parents take the responsibility of understanding what is being undertaken. They instruct children at their appropriate understanding. Parents participate in Baptismal Class for preparation.  Please contact the Pastor/Deacon/ or Business Administrator to set up an appointment to discuss. 

Adults to be Baptized
Participate in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program.    Please contact the Pastor or Business Administrator to set up an appointment to discuss. 


Celebrate

Adults and older children normally receive the sacrament of Baptism at the Easter Vigil.

Younger children and infants may have baptisms scheduled on a Sunday during or after Mass.