The Sacrament of Baptism is when God’s spirit becomes alive and starts to grow. Parents, community, and people of faith nurture that faith until Confirmation. Baptism is a sign of God’s love and will that we be reborn in the image of Christ our Savior. Baptism is a deed by God that enables us to live according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Through Baptism, each of us belongs to Christ.
Baptism is a joyous celebration as well as a sacred one. It’s meant to be shared by family, sponsors, godparents and the whole church community. The sign of the cross, traced on the forehead, is a symbol of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A baptismal candle is provided to symbolize Jesus Christ. The candle may be relit on the anniversary of the Baptism.
Infants and children are baptized so that they may receive the benefits of God’s grace, freedom from sin, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Adults are baptized after a period of instruction and a profession of faith. People may be baptized at any age, but need to receive this sacrament only once in their lifetime.
For furthur information regarding Baptisms, please call Pastor Kevin at 582-2622.