Baptism

Baptism is a gift from God to humanity. Baptism is the first of three Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) that initiates us into the family of God and cleanses us of sin. We do not need to earn this gift. God gives it freely to all who are open to it.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that Baptism is “the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the Word." CCC #1213

Baptism is an initiation rite which begins our journey by connecting us to a community of faith. It is a ritual which includes pouring on of water, lighting a candle for life and the presence of sponsors who promise to guide the person on their journey of faith. To learn more about Baptism! Visit “Resources and Tools” at www.usccb.org/jphd and view Baptism Incorporated into Christ’s Body, Sent on Christ’s Mission at https://www.cathdal.org/baptism-handout.pdf

All Saints Catholic Church offers

  • Infant (and Children up to age 7) Baptism.
  • Baptism of Children 7 and older.
  • Baptism for Adults. 

Please follow the appropriate link at right for additional information.  There is also a link to Baptism frequently asked questions (FAQs) as well as information about obtaining a Certificate of Baptism if you were baptized at All Saints in the past.