The Sacrament of Baptism

Life Giving Water

God, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and had given you new birth by water and the Holy Spirit. He has made you Christians now and has welcomed you into his holy people. As Christ was anointed, Priest, Prophet and King so may you live always as members of His Body, sharing everlasting life.  —Rite of Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of the Sacraments of Initiation. This initial sacrament frees us from sin through God’s sanctifying grace. Through the waters of Baptism, the Holy Spirit seals us as belonging to Christ. Baptism is the foundation of communion between all Christians

Parents seeking baptism for their child should contact the rectory at least one month before the anticipated date of Baptism. The preferred time of Baptism is during Sunday Liturgy (but ordinarily not during Advent and Lent.) After the initial meeting with the pastor, parents receive a visit at home from a couple on our baptismal preparation team. The visit lasts about 90 minutes and is an opportunity to extend both support and welcome for parents of a first child or parents who are new to the parish.

If you are an adult and have not yet been baptized, please visit the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults for more information about becoming a Catholic.