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 daughters and sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated in to the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word.”
Four symbols in the Rite of Baptism express different realities of the sacrament. These special symbols are water, oil, a white garment, and a lighted candle.
- Water: Cleansing and Life-Giving
- Oil: Healing, Strengthening, and Being Chosen
- A White Garment: Becoming a New Creation
- A Lighted Candle: Sharing in the Light of Christ
Baptisms are scheduled throughout the year. Parents must attend a Baptism Prep class, which is offered the 2nd Thursday of every month. To make arrangements for a baptism, please contact Sarah in the Parish Office by calling 518-371-9632 or by email email@example.com.