Baptism

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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 God.

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.

Baptism Preparation

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 113.

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