The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist).
In Baptism, God cleanses a person from all sin and welcomes that person into the Church, the community of Christ’s disciples, so that, through active participation in the life of the Church, the baptized person comes to experience the fullness of God’s grace and love.
Parents are asked to attend a short baptismal preparation session with one of the parish priests. Please call the parish office to schedule a Baptism and set up a time to meet. Baptism is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at 1:00 (after the Noon Mass).
Children age 6 or older are old enough to understand what is happening in Baptism, and so should be in religious education for a year before we celebrate Baptism. Please let us know that you would like to begin this process and contact Mrs. Hession for enrollment into religious education.
Please be sure that the godparents you are considering are confirmed Catholics, and are at least 16 years old.
A baptized person of a different Christian tradition may serve as an official Christian Witness along with a Catholic godparent.
To request a Baptism please call the rectory or contact us
For adults who would like to be baptized and join the Church, we have The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (commonly referred to as RCIA). This process is done as a group, with others who are exploring the faith and other parishioners as well. We start the process each fall, and the process culminates with the celebration of all the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, at the Easter Vigil (the biggest celebration of the year, the evening before Easter Sunday). For more information, please contact us by phone or e-mail.