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Baptism

Baptism

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."

Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.

Adult Baptism

Adult Baptism takes place during the Easter Vigil Mass on Glorious Saturday Night. To receive the Sacraments you will need to Join the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)  Programme.  Visit our R.C.I.A. page for more information. 

Infant Formation Classes

Normally Parents and Godparent(s) are required to attend three formation classes which takes place on Wednesdays from 5:00p.m at St. Francis Church. Classes begin three Wednesdays before the 3rd Sunday of the month. Parents and Godparents will be required to attend Mass three consecutive Weekend Liturgies. Baptisms takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

We are in the process of formatting the program so that the formation classes can be done online.

Catechist:

Mrs. Karen Basanoo

Mrs. Shelly Homer- Toney

Requirements

Child's Computerized Birth Certificate

One Parent must be Catholic  

 

Godparent(s):

 

Must be a baptized Catholic who has completed the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
The parents of the mother or father may not be Godparents.
If married, must be married in the Catholic Church, regularly attending mass on Sunday, and living their Faith. The two godparents do not have to be married to one another. 
(Canon 847)

One Form of Identification 

Confirmation Certificate

If a Godparent is not from this Parish, they will have to request from their Parish / Parish Priest a  Letter of Recommendation to be a Godparent.

Registration

Registration Can be done at the Parish Office or online below.

If you register online or at the Parish you will be required to Bring the original and copy of the childs' Birth Certificate.