Infants and children under the age of six are welcomed to the Sacrament of Baptism. The first of the seven sacraments, and the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments, Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification.
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the “sacraments of initiation” by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ. The rite of Baptism consists in either immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Parents should first introduce themselves to the Pastor after Mass if you do not already know him personally. You should then contact Kevin Donnelly, Coordinator of Liturgy and Music, (worship@CatholicWB.org) and arrange to attend the Baptismal Preparation class. It is appropriate to begin this process before the child has been born but parents are welcome to inquire at any time.
Download the Baptism Guidelines and Baptism Request Form below.
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