Baptism

Christ said that we must be born again; born of water and the Spirit, to be saved. He commissioned His Apostles to Baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Each Sacrament is efficacious of what it signifies. The Baptismal Font represents the Tomb of Christ as the Womb of the Church. It is by which many sons and daughters are "born".

This Sacrament is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Original sin is washed away. The person becomes a member of the Church. A new relationship is established with God.

 


Frequently Asked Questions
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How old does the baby have to be?
There is no age limit. If the child is of school age, the child may be required to attend classes. If the person is an adult, the person may have to attend classes and take part in the RCIA program.

Who can be a Godparent?
Any adult who has been Confirmed and is a practicing Catholic may be a Godparent. A protestant may be a Christian Witness if Baptized in the Trinitarian Formula.

Who must attend the classes before the Baptism?
It is required that the parents attend the classes. But the godparents are welcome to attend, if they wish.

Requirements

Classes for Baptism are held the First Monday of the month beginning at 7:30pm. Please call the Office to register for the classes.

Classes are for parents only. But Godparents may also attend. Godparent(s) must be confirmed, practicing members of the Catholic Church.

CHRISTIAN WITNESS: A protestant who has been Baptized in the Trinitarian Formula.