Baptism is a Rite of Initiation into the Catholic Church, a welcoming of your child into the Christian Family. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we receive the grace of God and become sharers in the Church’s mission.
The Baptism of an infant is an expression of their parent’s desires to share their faith with their child. Faith is a gift from God, a gift that needs to be nourished. This is done through prayer, Scripture readings, attendance at Mass on Sundays, receiving the Eucharist and being of service to others. In the sacrament of Baptism, your child is being initiated into the Catholic Church because you, as parents, are promising God and the Church to raise your child in the Catholic Faith. You are taking on a great responsibility of being the first teachers of your child in the ways of Faith. May your example of day to day living to be the best teachers of the Catholic Faith.