“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)
Many Catholics receive the sacrament of baptism as infants, in the presence of his or her parents and godparents. Through the saving waters of baptism, Catholics believe that we are washed clean from the stain of original sin (caused by the sin of Adam and Eve). The grace we receive in baptism also makes us children of God the Father and welcomes us into the Catholic Church.
Through the Sacrament of Baptism, a person becomes a child of God and member of the Catholic Church. It is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship.
All Parents seeking baptism for their children please contact Father Paul or the parish office. Baptismal class for parents and godparents are by appointment.
The Sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Mass at 10 am.