Christian Initiation is celebrated in Baptism, Confirmation, and
Eucharist. Through these visible actions a person is incorporated into the
Church and shares in its mission in the world. Baptism is the first step
leading to this full incorporation in Christ and His Church. Thus Baptism
cannot be celebrated indiscriminately.
Baptism and the Sacraments of Initiation, should contact the
Rectory. Please also consult the RCIA information
elsewhere on this website.
Parents accept a great
responsibility when presenting their child for Baptism. They will be the
child's first teachers in the faith, and they need to be the best of
teachers. They need to teach, not only by word, but by example.
The Godparents also take upon themselves the responsibility of helping
the parents of the child to raise the newly baptized in the faith. The
Godparents do this mainly by the example of their lives. However, to
understand and to be aware of what is expected, the Parents and Godparents
need to be instructed. Therefore, a baptismal preparation course is
Choose at least one
Baptized, Confirmed, and practicing Catholic to be a Godparent.
Two are normally used for this ministry. Godparents registered
in other Catholic Parishes will need to provide a Sponsor
Certificate from their Pastor.
Pastor at the Rectory well in advance to make arrangements
for baptismal preparation. A scheduled date for the Baptism will not
be given until the Parents meet with the Pastor during this time of
Attend the instructions with a desire to deepen one's knowledge of the
faith and commitment to living it.
Baptisms can be celebrated at the Easter Vigil, or ordinarily on
Sundays, during weekend Mass, or by special arrangement on Sunday