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Baptism

Baptism is the doorway to our relationship with Jesus Christ. This is often forgotten by those baptized as infants. When the water was poured upon our own heads, the barrier of original sin was removed and God himself stood in its place. It is a sacred duty, then, for parents to pass on that personal encounter with Jesus to their children. This natural parent-child discipleship almost always determines the lens by which a child will experience Jesus for the rest of their lives.

In baptism for adults, the priest will invite you into the baptismal font for full immersion. As he submerges you into the water he will say, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” In baptism for infants, the priest or deacon will poor water over the infant and say the same words.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:19

Adults

For adults who wish to receive baptism, please visit 

Becoming Catholic.

Infants

For infant baptism, to indicate a commitment to raise their children in the Catholic faith, parents are asked to participate in baptismal preparation sessions, be registered parish partners (a.k.a. parishioners) for three months, and have regular Mass attendance.

 

Please get in touch with the Parish Office to register for the baptismal preparation sessions and schedule the baptism.

 

Infant baptisms are celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.

Older Children

For older children who wish to receive baptism, please get in touch with our Religious Education office for more information about RCIA for children.

  • Who is a Disciple?
    A disciple is anyone who loves God and loves others as they love themselves. As disciples, we are called to follow Jesus' model of prayer and worship, service and fellowship. With the Process you have the opportunity to connect to all four.
  • What is The Process?
    The Process is how we, as a Church, hope to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus.
  • What are the steps of The Process?
    The Process is comprised of four main experiences. They are: Alpha, Small Groups, Service, and Worship. By engaging each step of The Process we hope to provide you with the opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus and others in the Church and community.

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