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 in the word.” (from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213).
SCHEDULING A BAPTISM
Congratulations on the upcoming or recent birth of your baby!
Baptisms are usually held Saturday mornings or Sundays after 11am Mass. We ask new parents to complete a Baptism Preparation Class, which is arranged once you set a date for your child’s baptism.
To schedule a baptism, please contact Becky Messimer, Secretary, at 717-838-3369 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may schedule a baptism over the phone or in person at our Parish Office during normal business hours.
BAPTISM OR CONFIRMATION SPONSORSHIP FORM: This form is used for parishioners of our parish who have been asked to be a Godparent for a baptism or a sponsor for confirmation. Please download, print, complete the form, and either return it in person to our parish office or email it to Becky Messimer, Secretary, at email@example.com. Or, you may simply stop by our parish office and fill out a paper form.