Monday, November 11, 2019

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: 'Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.' This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize means to 'plunge' or 'immerse'; the 'plunge' into the water symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ's death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as 'a new creature.' This sacrament is called "the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit,' for it signifies and actually brings about the birth of water and the Spirit without which no one 'can enter the kingdom of God.'"- (CCC 1213-1215)

Baptismal preparation classes and Baptisms for children up to 6 years of age are available in English or Spanish.

Baptism Classes are as follows:
First Saturday of every month in English in the Youth Center at 9:00 am. 
Second Saturday of every month in Spanish in the Youth Center at 9:00 am. 

Pre Registration is required for all Baptism classes.
Come to the office to register before the class.  Please note "No children allowed".

Baptisms are as follows:
English Baptisms:  First Saturday of every month at 9:30 am

Spanish Baptisms: Second Saturday of every month at 9:30 am
                             Third Saturday of every month at 9:30 am

Contact the Parish Office for more information at 815-229-0282.