PREPARATION FOR BAPTISM

Baptism
Through baptism, our sins are forgiven, we receive the dignity of adopted children of God and are incorporated into the Body of Christ. This incorporation is our initiation into the Church.

Infants
Parents need to plan on attending one preparation session prior to the baptism. It is a good idea to consider taking this session by the fifth month of pregnancy. At least one of the Godparents need to be at least 16 years old, confirmed and a practicing Catholic.

Children who have reached the age of reason (7 years of age or older)
Preparation for baptism along with confirmation and Eucharist occurs through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children (RCIC). This begins each October and concludes with the Easter Vigil.

Adults
Preparation for baptism along with confirmation and Eucharist occurs through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This begins each September and concludes at the Easter Vigil.

 

To schedule a baptism preparation session or baptism, contact Deacon Patrick Woods  at 410-427-7503, or by email.


BAPTISM PREPARATION SESSION REGISTRATION

(for parents of children from birth-6 yrs.)  If it has been more than two years since you have attended a Baptism Preparation Session, the Archdiocese of Baltimore requires attendance at one of these sessions prior to Baptism of your child.

To schedule a Baptism Preparation Session or if you have any questions contact Deacon Patrick Woods at 410-427-7503 or by email.