The Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded of you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member of the Church community. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Baptism, like the other Sacraments, is a community celebration. God alone is the source of all live and all love. He has blessed your child with the precious gift of life. God wants you, as parents, to help your child discover His gift of faith.
The baptismal rite reminds the parents that they are the child’s first teachers. Your love, your teaching, and especially your good example will help your child to grow in faith and in their relationship with God.
This is why we have a special preparation session for parents and godparents by raising their consciousness about this important responsibility.
Pre-Baptismal Class for Parents
Parish families who wish to have a child baptized should register for a pre-baptismal class as early as three months before the birth of the child. Classes are held monthly at 1:00 pm in Conference Room 1. For additional information and to register, click here.