The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church. Baptism is a precious gift given by God through the Church, one which parents have the privilege to offer to their children. It is a gift meant to last a lifetime and beyond. The Sacrament of Baptism opens the door to new life by making us part of Christ and His Church. It is the entry into a Catholic-Christian community and a life of faith in Jesus Christ.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love. ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults | en español
Baptism for infants requires advance preparation of at least two months, which includes a Baptism Preparation Class. Baptism for teenagers and adults is conducted through our RCIA program.
Baptisms for infants and children (through 6 years old) in English and Spanish are held on designated Saturdays throughout the year excluding Lent.
baptism contact information
Infants and Children through 6 years old
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Link to calendar - Infant - 6 years old
All registrations must be done in person
Children 7 years old - 8th grade
Minister of Religious Education
Link to RCIC - Elementary
High School - 24 years old
Youth and Young Adult Minister
Link to Baptism - Youth/Young Adult
Link to RCIA - Youth/Young Adult
25 years old and over
Minister of Adult Formation
Maria Teodoro Chadburn, M.A.
Link to Baptism - Adult
Link to RCIA - Adult
Volunteers in this ministry lead sessions to prepare parents and Godparents for the Baptism of their young children. In both English and Spanish the preparation sessions include catechesis, spiritual growth and community building. Training is provided.