“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”
The grace of Salvation in Christ is bestowed in the Sacrament of 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 the Church welcomes her people into the Catholic Community, accompanying and guiding them along the way of Jesus Christ.
The Baptism of infants, with parents and godparents acting on their behalf, is a well-established and ancient tradition in the Church.
Infants (Children 6 years and younger) receive the same graces from the sacrament as adults who receive it. In this case, nothing is required from the infant in order to receive the Sacrament. Parents and godparents are the ones who need to fulfill the requirements.
Children 7 years and older will prepare for the sacrament by attending Religious Education (CCD) classes.
Adults that seek sacramental preparation and enter our Catholic community through the sacrament of Baptism may participate in our RCIA or the Family Catechesis programs.