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Baptism Preparation

The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus, Who, before beginning His public ministry was baptized by John the Baptist.  Jesus' immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God's will. Jesus did not need to be baptized; however, He wanted to show His solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. 
After his Resurrection, Jesus met with the eleven Apostles and gave them the commission to preach the Gospel and baptize, telling them, "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved" (Mk 16:16).  We respond to this call - to follow our Lord and Brother in the Sacrament of Baptism.
The Church encourages parents of new born children to be baptized within a reasonable time after birth.   All parents must attend one of the monthly Baptismal Preparation classes prior to scheduling a baptism in the Parish.  

Please contact the parish office to register for one of these dates. We encourage expecting couples to attend prior to the birth of your child so that you can schedule your liturgy in a timely fashion.