Baptism


Baptism is the celebration of initiation into the Body of Christ. It is the liturgical expression of the individual’s desire (or those responsible for her/him) to be a member, and the Church to accept that person as a member. It is the union of baptized people that makes up the Church.

Generally, Baptism is celebrated the Second and Fourth weekends of the month at all of the Masses, and the third Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Church.

If you would like to have your baby Baptized, please contact the Parish Office during the first trimester of pregnancy or if you are adopting, then as soon as you know that your child will be coming, so that we can journey with you through the preparation for Baptism. Prerequisites for Baptism involve a Baptism Preparation class and a "Baptismal Conversation" with a parish staff member.

Baptism Preparation class is offered the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

As a point of information, only one sponsor is required for Baptism; custom
places the number at two. Baptized non-Catholic Christians may be sponsors at a Catholic baptism as long as there is at least one practicing Catholic. The primary sponsor must be confirmed and at least 16 years of age.

Contact the Parish Office to register your child for baptism or to get more information.

 


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Parish Office
(414) 425-2174