John the Baptist baptized Jesus (John 1:39-34). Even John realized that something seemed out of order. When he resisted, Jesus told him it was too important not to. John’s baptism was one of repentance, but the baptism we share is even deeper than that.
Baptism has been called “our first step to heaven.” It is in baptism that we become a part of God’s family, blessed with the Church. Parents give the gift of baptism by bringing their children to church and raising them in the practice of the faith. It is essential that parents recognize this fundamental responsibility of parenthood. Not only is baptism a “tradition,” it is also a commitment made by the parents on behalf of their child to live as Disciples of Christ. Parents are the first and primary teachers of the faith.
Registration in the parish is a prerequisite. Parents must attend a Pre-Baptismal Preparation Session with the celebrant two months prior to the Baptism either in person or Zoom. For details regarding baptismal registration and requirements, please contact the parish office.