Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph #1213
The Two Rites of Baptism
1. The Rite of Baptism for Infants and Children under the age of seven.
Infant baptisms are arranged through the office. Please contact the parish office at (204) 949-3760 or email@example.com three months in advance.
Parents are the primary teachers of faith to their children. Parents take a Baptism Preparation Course prior to their child’s baptism. At their child’s Baptism, parents promise to raise their child in the Catholic faith.
Sacraments 101: Baptism
Join Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, as he explains why the Catholic Church practices infant baptism, as well as who can be baptized, what is needed, and what is involved in this humorous and informative short video.
2. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Whether you’re a person interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, an unbaptized person seeking to receive the sacraments, or a baptized person seeking full communion with the Church, the R.C.I.A program will help you learn what Catholics believe and why.
This program is adapted for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 18 who wish to receive baptism.
For more information, please contact the parish office at (204) 949-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.