Baptism

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Baptism is the beginning of our faith and our gateway into the Church. It is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist being the other two). 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”. (CCC 1213)
 
Baptism of Infants and Young Children
At our baptism we pass through the waters, from death to new life in Christ Jesus. We are anointed ‘priest, prophet and king.’ Baptism is the first stage of Christian Initiation, continued at Confirmation, and reaching its culmination in the celebration of the Eucharist.
 
At Sacred Heart, baptisms of infants and young children (up to age 7) are celebrated during one of the weekend Masses. We celebrate during Mass to highlight the connection between Baptism and Eucharist, so our parishioners can welcome our newest member and support the family of the newly baptized.
 
Infant Baptism
Parents of Sacred Heart are required to attend a parent preparation class where there will be presentation on the history and importance of Baptism, as well as a chance to explore ways to practice Christian Parenting.
 
Parents who belong to another parish may have their child baptized at Sacred Heart with written permission from their pastor and proof that they have attended and successfully completed a Baptismal Preparation Program.

 
For Parents wanting their children to receive Baptism, please contact the Parish Office or call (425) 454-9536.