sacrament of baptism
Through Baptism, God enables us to participate in his life in Jesus Christ and makes us his children. It is through this sacrament that we receive the Holy Spirit and become members of the People of God, of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. Baptism becomes our commitment to grow in this new life and to strive to acquire spiritual maturity. By baptism, God purifies us from sin.
Baptism is the sacrament of faith which has the Risen Christ as its source, and it is the offer of salvation for all people. Intimately linked to Confirmation and to Eucharist, Baptism is, with these two sacraments, Christian Initiation. The child is baptized in the faith of their parents, godparents and of the Church.
(Code of Canon Law, c. 842, 849; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213, 1263, 1265, 1267-1270)
Baptisms will be celebrated in English on the third (3rd) Saturday and in Spanish on the fourth (4th) Saturday of the month at 1:45 p.m.
A commitment on the part of the parents to raise the child in the Catholic Faith is required.
A copy of the birth certificate is to be presented at the time of registering the child for the baptism.
If the godparents are married, they must be married in the Catholic Church (proof of church marriage may be required).
A $50.00 donation is requested for each baptism.
Parents and godparents must attend a baptismal preparation class before the baptism celebration. Baptismal preparation classes are offered on the SECOND Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in English and on the THIRD Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. The classes take place in the church. Baptism preparation classes are offered once a month in English and in Spanish.
Please call the parish office at 520-568-4605 to register for the class and for additional information.