Sacrament of Baptism
|The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism in the 100-year-old church|
Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. Freed from the power of darkness by this sacrament, people die together with Christ, are buried with Him and resurrected with Him. Reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, they become new creatures, and thus are called sons of God. Marked by the gift of the same Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation, they are all the more made alike to the Lord and filled with the Holy Spirit and His seven gifts.
Then participating in the Eucharistic assembly, they will receive the Body of the Son of Man and drink His Blood to get eternal life and express the unity of God’s people. These three sacraments of Christian initiation are beginning only through baptism. Baptism is thus a gateway to life and the kingdom of God. Christ brought it to all people and then entrusted it with the Gospel to his Church, when he told the Apostles: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19).
Dear Parents !
If you wish to baptize your child, please notify the parish priest in person or by telephone. Formation meeting for parents will be held at designated and convenient times.
You can receive the sacrament of baptism in the classical Roman rite (in Latin).
Parish Office Phone: 416-656-3130