The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). In Baptism, God cleanses a person from all sin and welcomes that person into the Church, the community of Christ’s disciples, so that, through active participation in the life of the Church, the baptized comes to experience the fullness of God’s grace and love. Baptism of adults comes at the conclusion of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Baptism of children ages seven and older comes at the conclusion of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children. Baptism of infants comes when parents and godparents, themselves active and participating members of a parish, ask for the sacrament on behalf of their child. Please click here for a printable list of requirements for the Baptism of Children in the Catholic Church at ICCC.
In order that the child’s baptism can be celebrated in a manner worthy of what God does in this sacrament, the parish has established the following guidelines that we ask you to review.
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