Christ gave His command to baptize universally to the Apostles (Matthew 28:18-20).
The effects of baptism are:
- It cleanses us from original sin
- It makes us Christians through grace by sharing in Christ’s death and resurrection and setting up an initial program of living (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).;
- It makes us heirs of heaven for through baptism we walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:21-25).
The ordinary minister of baptism is the priest or deacon.
Baptism of adults occurs most usually at Easter by way of the annual R.C.I.A. program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) (see LINK).
Baptism of infants requires permission of the local pastor and several meetings prior for spiritual preparation of the parents and sponsors.
Please contact the parish office for information and scheduling (see LINK).