Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”5 CCC 1213

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Parents seeking baptism for their children should contact the parish office as soon as possible. Preparation is required.

If you reside outside of the parish, permission from your local parish will be required.

Here are some articles to get you started:

1 A Discernment Process

2 My Own Journey of Faith

3 The Responsibility of Raising Our Children in the Faith

4 Primary Duties of Parents and Godparents

5 Baptism Godmother and Godfather

6 Church Guidelines from Canon Law

7 Choosing Godparents

8 A Message to Godparents

9 Infant Baptism

10 Experience Named Spirit

Sacraments Call to Holiness

The Sacrament of Baptism