WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is the first Sacrament of our Church and the gateway to the other Sacraments. It is a most intimate encounter with Jesus Christ which graces us to be God’s children and members of His Church. It forever changes us – after the Sacrament of Baptism, we belong to Jesus Christ – who claims us as his own through the pouring of water and anointing with oil. Christ in this Sacrament fills us with life – and promises us eternal life. It is through this Sacrament that begins our Christian journey – one that is both graced and blessed, but requires a commitment from parents, godparents and the parish community alike to foster a Christian lifestyle in the newly baptized, and to help them learn and understand the faith in which they have been baptized.
WHO CAN BE BAPTIZED IN OUR PARISH?
Any parishioner, who live in the boundaries of our parish community may have their baptism celebrated in our parish. Those living outside our parish boundaries who wish to be baptized at Holy Redeemer are asked to contact the parish office, and may require a simple letter of permission from your home parish. Please be aware that all inquiries and requests for the Sacrament must come from a child’s parent or legal guardian.
Before Registering for Baptism with any church it is important to know to which parish one belongs.
All people are entitled to belong to a church and your address will help determine this. Every church in every diocese has geographical boundaries. Please review the map on our website to see if Holy Redeemer is your rightful parish.
- If so, then proceed to complete a Parish Registration online.
- Following the above, you may submit an online request for the Sacrament of Baptism at Holy Redeemer.
- The parish will then contact you with details pertaining to preparing and celebrating Baptism with your child.
For any further questions or concerns please contact the parish office at 705-566-8330.
We look forward to welcoming you in the sharing of our faith with you child!