By Baptism we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ
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 and daughters of God; we become members of Christ. We’re incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and the word.” This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize means to “plunge” or “immerse”; the “plunge” into the water symbolizes the catechumen’s burial into Christ’s death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as “a new creature”. This sacrament is also called “the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” for it signifies and actually brings about the birth of water and the Spirit without which no one “can enter the kingdom of God.”
- One parent must be Catholic
- One Godparent must be Catholic, 16 years of age and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation
- First time parents must also take a Baptism Class
Click below to register for Infant/Child Baptism or call the Parish office at 315-637-9846.
For adult Baptism, please go to Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) under Formation tab.