Baptism

“The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ” (CCC 1279).

Baptismal FontWhether received by an infant, an older child, or an adult, this sacrament initiates a person into the life of the Church and is a gateway to the other sacraments.  Baptism is the sacrament by which a person is first identified as a Christian.  It opens the person to the fullness of the life of grace mediated by the Church.

An instructional class is required to prepare parents/guardians and godparents to understand their roles in the Baptism and rearing of their children in the Catholic faith as a disciple of Christ.  Registered parishioners must request and make special arrangements with the parish for this class and Baptism.  Godparents must be chosen according to Catholic norms.  Please contact our parish office for further information.