If you are beginning in the preparation of the Baptism of your child, these guidelines can help you know how to become closer to Christ and the Church.
Baptism, the first of seven Sacraments, marks the beginning of our life in Christ, which is completed with the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. This is a complete transformation of ourselves as faithful followers of Jesus, the Son of God. Baptism leaves a permanent mark on the soul. It is a commitment to grow and achieve spiritual maturity. With this, God removes all sin: original sin and any other sin. It makes us children of God, members of the Church, and heirs to the kingdom of heaven.
When Baptizing an infant, it is believed that the parents will make sure the child will grow with the Catholic faith. The practice of the Church to Baptize children as infants is to allow them to receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time at about the age of seven and to allow them to be Confirmed between the ages of fourteen and seventeen.
If you would like your child to begin his/her Christian life as part of our Parish Community, please contact us at least one month prior to your desired Baptism date and we will be happy to provide you information on how to prepare for the Sacrament.
Baptisms in our Parish are on the second and last Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in Spanish and every last Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in English.
Click HERE for the complete Baptism requirements and guidelines.
For Baptisms of a child over 5 years of age, please call the Religious Education Office for more information.