The first of the seven sa
craments, and the "door" which gives access to the other sacraments.
Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justi
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the "sacraments of initiation" by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ.
The rite of Baptism
consists in immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity:
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (977, 1213 ff.
; 1275, 1278).
It is most appropriate to provide children with the grace of the Sacrament of Baptism and to welcome them into the community of faith within six months of birth.
For first time parents, formation is required regarding Christian parenting and the teaching of the Church.
While two are customary, only one sponsor is required for baptism and he or she must be a practicing, registered Catholic who can obtain a “sponsor letter” from their parish.
Christians of other denominations may serve as a “Christian Witness” and must also provide evidence of their church membership.
Call one of the parish priest to schedule baptism