The Sacrament of Baptism
We rejoice with you as we look forward to the Baptism of your child. By dying and rising with Christ, your child will be initiated into the family of faith that is the Church. What a joy we share with you as you welcome your child into our faith community. During this time of preparation for your child's Baptism, and throughout your time in our parish, we are eager to assist you, who are the primary instructors of your child in the faith. We hope that you will find in our parish community a nurturing support for both your faith and the faith of your child. It is a special challenge and privilege to live and share Catholic family life. We deeply reverence your vocation and ministry as parents. We pray that your family will grow with our family as we help each other live the life of God in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Faithfully in Christ,
Father James A. Klima Pastor
Deacon Hector Raymond.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. Christ Himself ordered His disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations and to baptize those who accept the message of the Gospel. In His encounter with Nicodemus (John 3:1-21), Christ made it clear that baptism was necessary for salvation:
"Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." For Catholics, the sacrament is not a mere formality; it is the very mark of a Christian, because it brings us into new life in Christ.
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Bishop Robert Barron - Baptism Video
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