The Sacrament of Baptism marks the beginning of a person’s membership in the Church and the first formal steps of their Christian walk. It is usually offered at one of the main worship services in order that the congregation may be present to pray for the newly baptized and to receive them into the fold.
The celebration of baptism is planned to coincide with one of the feast days of the church, such as Baptism of our Lord, Easter, Pentecost, or All Saints’ Day. However, depending on the numbers, other appropriate occasions are sometimes sought in order that there be no more than three of four baptisms at one time. This is to safeguard the individuality of the rite as each candidate is acknowledged and received, one at a time, into the household of faith.
If you wish to be baptized or have your child baptized, please speak to the clergy well in advance of the feast days dates listed above. Preparation sessions with the clergy are required of the candidates and/or parents.
We welcome you into the Household of God!