The Sacrament of Baptism
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.
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Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism
Infants through age six
Parents need to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class. This workshop is required for parents who wish to present their child for Baptism. The workshop will explain the Baptism ritual and symbols, review qualifications for godparents/sponsors, and suggest methods for passing on the faith to their children.
Parents who bring their children for Baptism accept the responsibility of educating their children in the ways of faith and exercising their faith life through active participation in parish life and regular Mass attendance.
The workshop is held on the second Monday of every month at 8pm, RH 2&3 in the undercroft of church. You do not need to register for this class.
Baptisms are scheduled the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30pm in Church. To schedule a Baptism, please email Fr. Tharp.
Children older than age six
Parents of children older than age six should inquire about Rite of Christian
Initiation Children (RCIC) by contacting the faith formation office at 513-858-4213.
Adults wishing to be baptized or enter into the Catholic Faith should inquire
about Rite of Christian Initiation Adults (RCIA) by contacting Fr. Larry Tharp, 513-858-4210, ext. 3014