The sacrament of Baptism is considered a Sacrament of
Initiation. The other two Sacraments of Initiation are Eucharist
and Confirmation. To initiate means "to begin." In this case, when
a person is baptized, he or she begins a life shared with
Just as our natural birth is the beginning of our earthly
life, baptism is our birth into an eternal life. Christ calls it
being "born anew" (John 3:7). When we are baptized, we become
adopted sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father and members of
the Catholic faith community.
Baptisms are held on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. The family must
be registered in the parish and attend a Preparation meeting. These
meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
in the St. Joseph room.
For more information on Baptism and to make an
appointment, please contact Sister Nancy Ames at 636-441-0055 Ext