“Holy 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. 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 and in the word.’" (CCC 1213)
Baptism is a sacrament that celebrates our faith in Christ. Obviously, infants are in no position to make a faith decision to accept Christ's salvation. They cannot and do not choose to become members of the church. Parents who present their children to be baptized, therefore, accept the responsibility for their child to learn about God and to develop a sense of the holy through their involvement with a faith community. The rite of baptism makes it very clear that parents present their children to Christ and to the church. In turn, the church blesses the parents as the child's first Christian teachers. In reflecting on this awesome task, parents should remember that they have received God's special call and God's special grace to help to form their children in the faith.
Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the month at the St. Peter Campus and the 3rd Sunday of the month at the St. Lambert Campus (except during the Lenten Season). Parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation session.
Please call Sr. Kathy at (847) 679-1202 to make arrangements for a Baptism and to register for the preparation session.