Sacrament of Baptism
The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Infant Baptisms are held on the third Sunday of each month or by appointment.
-Registered in the parish and attending regularly (tracked by offering envelopes) for at least three months before the baptism.
– Interview with the pastor.
-Attend a baptismal seminar, currently available over ZOOM
Pick up a Baptismal packet at the parish office for all the information regarding the Seminar and the requirements for Baptism.
Baptism for Children and Teenagers
We welcome all unbaptized children, ages 7 -18 years old, to join our Catholic faith and begin their preparation by registering for our Faith Formation sessions. Their preparation will include formation to receive the Sacraments of Initiation- Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
Children over 7 years old, in need of the Sacraments of Initiation, may register for any Faith Formation session in their age range. Please indicate on registration form of your child’s need for Baptism.
Registration Information can be found on Faith Formation Page.
All our catechists who share faith with children and youth in the Christian Initiation process are Diocesan Certified.
Adult Baptism (CI)
Adults who seek Baptism and Initiation in the Catholic Faith gather on Monday 6:30-8:00PM for the Christian Initiation process.