Baptism
Under age seven:
One of the joys of our faith is to welcome a child into the Catholic family through this first sacrament. Baptisms are held at the 11:00am Mass, typically outside the season of Advent and Lent. Canon Law states, "...it is recommended that it [the sacrament of Baptism] be celebrated ordinarily on Sunday or, if possible, at the Easter Vigil" (856). Again, "Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it" (867 §1). Parents are invited to call the office for an appointment to begin preparations for the baptism of their child.
Baptism is the ¨door¨ to salvation, the first of the sacraments, and the starting point for our way of life.   Below we provide some opening information according to age. Feel free to contact the office for further assistance!
Baptism
Under age seven:
Age seven through eighteen
One of the joys of our faith is to welcome a child into the Catholic family through this first sacrament. Baptisms are held at the 11:00am Mass, typically outside the season of Advent and Lent. Canon Law states, "...it is recommended that it [the sacrament of Baptism] be celebrated ordinarily on Sunday or, if possible, at the Easter Vigil" (856). Again, "Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it" (867 §1). Parents are invited to call the office for an appointment to begin preparations for the baptism of their child.
From age seven onward, children are invited to enter into our catechetical program in preparation to receive the sacrament of Baptism. Ask about our program in the office.
Baptism is the ¨door¨ to salvation, the first of the sacraments, and the starting point for our way of life. Below we provide some opening information according to age. Feel free to contact the office for further assistance!