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, or children of parishioners, or those who live in the territory of our parish community may have their baptism celebrated in our parish. Those living outside our parish boundaries who wish to be baptized in our parish are asked to speak to the Pastor, and may require a simple letter of permission from your home parish. For any questions, or any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact our parish office.