Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, 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 (CCC) 1213
At Baptism, we embrace a unique vision and set of values: those of the community of the Church, whose values prioritize love for God, self, others, and all of creation.
Catechesis for the Sacrament of Baptism is directed primarily to parents who are registered in the parish and have regular attendance at the weekend Mass for at least three months. The parents are required to attend Baptismal Preparation classes.