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Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism - Confirmation - Eucharist.
You may search in your Bible and read:
“Jesus approached and said to his disciples ‘all power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)
You may also read:
“Therefore let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus, whom you crucified. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles, ‘What are we to do, my brothers?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.’ He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them. ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day.” (Act of the Apostles 2:36-39)
Baptism is the means of entrance into our Church, the community of the risen one, and through it we participate from the life of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
When Baptizing the Priest or Deacon says:
I baptize you in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
For your consideration:
The great question in the former Bible passage is: “What are we to do?”
Perhaps you are questioning yourselves: “What am I to do?
- If you want to be baptized in Christ and become a member of our Catholic Church.
- If you wish your child be baptized.
Please, call to the Parish Office and we will gladly offer you information regarding baptism of adults and children.
We say in the Profession of Faith at Mass: “We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.”