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 moment of Baptism, a child becomes a member of a new and larger family, the Christian community. This community follows Jesus who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” Joined to others in common faith, hope and love, the child grows within the Body of Christ. Families preparing for the Baptism of an infant should contact the parish office to register for a parent session. Once baptized, the child’s faith is fostered by the domestic church, which is the family. By participating in the Eucharist with the family the child will grow in faith with the greater community of the Church. The child completes the Sacraments of Initiation with the reception of Confirmation in high school.
Parents (registered parish members) are required to attend one instructional session prior to the birth or baptism of their child. Please contact the Parish Office to register and for information about dates and times for upcoming sessions.
To access the registration form, please click here.