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Baptism welcomes a person into the Church. The sacrament is bestowed on anyone who has not been baptized and has a family member registered in our parish. Generally, baptisms are not performed during the Lenten season. Children under the age of 6 are usually baptized during a Sunday Mass so that the whole community can welcome our newest Christian. Some families might have different needs and would prefer a private ceremony.
Baptism preparation classes inform parents and godparents of infants and young children about the baptismal ceremony and the ongoing effects of the sacrament. Parents and, if possible, godparents must attend one preparation session. The one-night class — currently held via Zoom — is held on Monday night as needed.
Baptism at Our Parish
Children seven years of age and older may participate in a program of sacramental preparation with their family if they have not been baptized or catechized in the Catholic faith. Older children and adult baptisms are celebrated on Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil Mass at the completion of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process.