Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the most beautiful thing that happens in someone's life. Did you know that when someone is baptized, it means that God the Father, The Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, give the Christian many very special gifts? To be baptized in the Catholic Church means more than being sprinkled with water on one's head and receiving a Christian name.

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called "The door of the Church," because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it.

Christ himself ordered his disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations and to baptize those who accept the message of the Gospel. Christ made it clear that baptism was necessary for salvation: "Amen, amen I say to you, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

In the Catholic Church today, baptism is most commonly administered to infants. While an adult can be baptized after proper instruction in the Faith, adult baptism normally occurs today as part of the rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and is immediately followed by Confirmation and Communion.

Please call the Rectory for arrangement of Baptism.