Please call at least one month prior to Baptism.
Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation and is a lifelong journey during which we respond to God’s love for us. The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism are Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God. ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Parents who want their children baptized should contact the parish office. There is a brief period of instruction for the parents and sponsors (Godparents) for the first child. Infant baptisms are usually celebrated during or following a weekend Mass.
Children who are at the age of reason (7 years or older) and adults who wish to be baptized are asked to enroll in the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). Contact the Director of Faith Formation for more information.