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Baptism

About the Sacrament

Baptism is the gateway to all of the other Sacraments. Through Baptism, a person is made a member of the Body of Christ, incorporated into the Church and has all of his or her sins wiped away, including Original Sin inherited from Adam and Eve. The Sacrament also gives a multitude of other graces: the person becomes a dwelling place of God; a temple of the Holy Spirit and an adopted son or daughter of God the Father. Baptism is the beginning of a new life lived in God’s grace. We celebrate Baptism at the command of Jesus, who told the Apostles, “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.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Baptism at St Brendan

Infants and Children Under Age 7

Parents must attend a baptism preparation class. Click here to request Baptism for your child at St. Brendan.

Children Over Age 7

Children who are 7 years or older must receive all of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist). For our purposes, this will be interpreted as children having completed first grade. In that case, the child must follow a modified RCIA course that is specially geared to that level of understanding. The Ministry of Evangelization and Catechesis will provide home faith materials to assist parents with this preparation and will ensure catechesis is complete before presenting him or her for the Sacraments of Initiation. For more information, please email us at baptism@stbrendans.net.

Adult Baptism

Adults receive Baptism through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process. For more information about RCIA, click here or contact our RCIA Director, Teresa Whiteside.

Baptism Preparation Class

Baptism preparation classes are held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 7-8 PM. For more information, contact the parish office.

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Contact Us

Parish Office | 614.876.1482 | baptism@stbrendans.net

 

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