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." (CCC, no. 1213)
For infant baptisms, the parents should contact Fr. Lyons or Deacon Larcher to schedule preparation sessions. The baptism is typically scheduled for infants three to six months after birth.
For adult baptisms, the person should contact Sr. Pauline to inquire about the RCIA (Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults) program. Typically, classes begin in September and the adults are welcomed into full contact with the Church at the Easter Vigil service.
Please read our RCIA page for more information.