"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to serve all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
"Holy 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."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)
"Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first few weeks. As soon as possible after the birth, indeed even before it, they are to approach the parish priest to ask for the Sacrament of Baptism for their child, and to be themselves duly prepared for it."
(Code of Canon Law, 867)
An infant being baptized is required to have at least one godparent. If two godparents are selected, they must be one male and one female. Both godparents must be baptized members of the Christian faith. One godparent must be baptized and a Catholic who practices his/her Catholic faith. A baptized Christian of another denomination other than Catholic may be asked to serve as a Christian Witness.
To schedule an appointment for Baptism with the pastor, contact the church office at 740-522-5270.