“Go 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. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

MT 28:19-28

Baptism

“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.”  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213

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.

BAPTISM AT ST. VINCENT & ST. MARY OF THE CROWN

To baptize an infant (6 years & younger) please  call the office and schedule a day to complete essential documents for both parents and godparents. Make sure you bring the original/photocopy of the child’s Birth Certificate.

Parents and Godparents are required to attend a baptism class or provide a certificate proof of attending an approved class at a different Catholic parish.
Godparents must provide a letter of good standing from the pastor of the parish where they are registered as well as an annotated baptismal certificate.(An annotated baptism certificate also shows the dates of confirmation, first holy communion and marriage). Your baptism class needs to renewed every three years. For questions regarding requirements for parents and Godparents please call the office.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early before the Baptismal celebration.

For more information:
970.704.0820