Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 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.”5
Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213
Congratulations and God’s blessing to all who are involved with the Baptism of your child. This is a very exciting time when parents, grandparents, Godparents and other relatives and friends come together to celebrate the beautiful Sacrament of Baptism of our newest member of our Catholic faith.
This is a wonderful gift for your child, salvation in Jesus Christ and membership in His Church. This is also an important decision on your part because as the parents, you are the first teachers of your child in the practice of the faith. This is why before you make the final decision, you yourselves will need to be active in your Christian faith and participating members of this Catholic community. We must teach what we believe and practice what we teaching.
The Baptism of your child is a wonderful blessed occasion for your child, your family and your parish family. We look forward to assisting you to ensure the day is a joyful and special occasion.
You most likely will have questions. We have provided links to printable documents to answer your questions.
If you have questions, please contact Mary Kay Townley at 318.221.5296 ext. 108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the Baptism Seminar Registration Form
Attend the Baptism Seminar
Forward all forms, paperwork and documents one month prior to the day of your child’s Baptism.
Contact Mary Kay Townley @ 318.221.5296 ext. 108
“Baptism is the Sacramental Sign of Christ’s Choice for You.”