Seeking Baptism in the Catholic Church
Baptism is the entryway into the life of the Spirit. Therefore, it is required in order to receive the other Sacraments, all of which are necessary for salvation. Baptism is one’s rebirth in Jesus Christ as children of God and become members of the Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. They receive an indelible character which remains forever. Therefore, it is necessary that all who are not baptized first experience interior conversion, make a commitment of faith, and receive this Sacrament of salvation.
Catholic Parents Seeking Baptism for their Infants/Children
The Catholic Church teaches that “[p]arents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it” (Can. 867 §1).
Catholic parents requesting Baptism for infants or children below the age of reason, please contact Deacon Randy King for the requirements and process for having your infant baptized. We request you contact him well before the child is born so that all of the requirements can be met and your baby can be baptized as soon as possible after birth. Deacon King can be reached at [email protected].
Adults Seeking Baptism with/without Children
For adults seeking Baptism, the first step is to take the Adult Inquiry Class to prepare for reception of the Sacraments. Parents of infants or children who are coming into the Catholic Church will generally have their children baptized with them. For more information or to sign up for the next class, please contact the coordinator for the Inquiry class at: [email protected].
For more information, see our tutorial on Baptism.