How do I seek baptism for my child?

If your child is under the age of reason (7 years old) and you would like to have to have him or her baptized, please click here and complete the form.  If he or she is over 7 years old, please click here to learn about our RCIC process.

 


 

The baptism class schedule is as follows:

All classes are from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Parent(s) must attend one class to fulfill this part of the Baptism process.

 June 12th, 2017

July 17th, 2017

August 28th, 2017

September 18th, 2017

October 16th, 2017

November 20th, 2017

December 18th, 2017


 

In what does the essential rite of Baptism consist?

The essential rite of this sacrament consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water over his or her head while invoking the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Question and answer from the Compendium of the Catechism, 256)

 


 

What are the effects of Baptism?

Baptism takes away original sin, all personal sins and all punishment due to sin.  It makes the baptized person a participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace, the grace of justification which incorporates one into Christ and into his Church.  It gives one a share in the priesthood of Christ and provides the basis for communion with all Christians.  It bestows the theological virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  A baptized person belongs forever to Christ.  He is marked with the indelible seal of Christ (character).  (Compendium, 263)