Sacrament of Baptism

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.” CCC 1213  It is through our baptism that we become members of Christ and his Church where we join together in the ongoing mission of loving God and one another and spreading the Good News to all people.

We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism in two main forms.  Adults are generally baptized on the Easter Vigil after a period of formation, though in special cases approval can be obtained to celebrate the Sacrament almost any other day of the year.  Generally, when celebrated on the Easter Vigil, the individual will also receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the same time.  If you are interested in learning more about adult baptism or would like to be baptized, contact Karen Eggers.

The baptism of children is a far more common practice in our church today.   At Spirit of Life, we reserve the first and third weekends of every month for baptisms after all four regularly scheduled mass times.  Baptisms outside of mass are scheduled individually with one of our priests or deacons.

To have your child baptized at Spirit of Life contact the office at 663-1660 or by email Spirit of Life to set up an appointment for preparation.  More than one meeting may be required to complete the formation and preparatory period.  
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