The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is 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.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love. ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord's will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism. -CCC, no. 1277
Parents must be registered members of the parish. Attendance at a Baptism Preparation Session is required for parents and Godparents.
The Next Baptism Prep Session is November 19, 2023; 2:00pm in the parish hall.
Please call the office if you are in need of preparation or if you have any questions.
Mark and Meridith Gronski facilitate our Baptism Preparation sessions.