Baptism Preparation 

Preparation classes on 1st Tuesday of the month @ 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Church

 Celebration during Sunday Mass

Second Weekend of Month Saturday @ 5:00 pm or Sunday @ 11:30 am

 Sunday @ 9:30 am or 7:00 pm

There are two rites of Baptism:

1.  The Rite of Baptism for Children is used exclusively for children under the age of reason (seven years or Grade 2).

 2.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, (adapted for children) is used for everyone over the age of reason (eight years…).

Parents are the primary teachers of faith to their children.  Parents take a Baptism Preparation Course prior to their child’s baptism.  At their child’s Baptism, parents promise to raise their child in the Catholic faith.

Baptism is the way out of the kingdom of death into life, the gateway to the Church, and the beginning of a lasting communion with God. -YouCat 194

 Being baptized means that my personal life story is submerged into the stream of God’s love.” -YouCat 200