Baptism bestows the gift of sanctifying grace which washes away original sin and makes the new Christian a child of God. Baptism, being born again of water and the Spirit, establishes ties to spiritual family as the person becomes a child of God by adoption. It connects them to the human family of the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “the door of the Church.”
It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation (baptism, confirmation, communion). The reception of these other sacraments depends on baptism. In fact, the rite (or ceremony) of baptism traditionally was held outside the church doors of the main part of the church as a reminder that it is the “gateway” to Christian life.
Baptisms are held on the first and third Sundays of each month at 2:30 p.m.
If not previously done, parents and godparents are required to attend a Preparation Class offered on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Room. If they attend a different parish, Godparents may take instruction at their own church. Click the button below for more information and to register for Baptisms and the Class. Most couples find it more convenient to attend the class before the birth of the child.