Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism

 

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called "The door of the Church," because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority; the reception of the other sacraments depends on it.  Since baptism removes both the guilt and the punishment due to Original Sin, most parents do not delay this important sacrament until a child can understand, instead they choose to baptize their baby as soon as convenient after birth. Baptisms of infants are celebrated every fourth Sunday of each month in the church. 

Baptisms of infants are celebrated every fourth Sunday of each month in the church.  First time parents are asked to participate in our Baptism Preparation Program. Classes are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.  Adults and children older than 7 years of age seeking Baptism or entrance into the Roman Catholic Church participate in the RCIA Program.

Please call the office (301-539-3903) to make the necessary arrangements for Baptism.