Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “the door of the Church,” because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it.

Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church – and not just in this parish, but of the whole Catholic church worldwide.

Baptism Celebrations

Parents who wish to have their children baptized must phone the parish office and set up an interview with the Pastor. Bring your child’s birth certificate.

Parents are required to take a Baptism Session. These are held at St. Mary’s several times during the year. Contact the office to find out when the next session is being offered, or check the bulletin.

Sponsors

One Sponsor, male or female, is sufficient, but there may be two, one of each gender (c.873). The Sponsor must NOT be either the father or the mother of the one to be baptized (c.874). The Sponsor must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, be a practicing Catholic and be at least 16 years of age (c.874).


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