Baptism, as noted in the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Second Vatican Council) incorporates us into the Church, orients us to the worship of God, and gives us a rebirth as sons and daughters of God. Baptism imposes obligations to live a holy life; its grace can never be lost through sin nor can the sacrament ever be repeated. To say that those who are called explicitly to the Church, Baptism is necessary for their salvation. Those who are convinced that Jesus is Lord, are obliged to seek admission to his Church through baptism.
In baptism, the Church reveals herself to the Church and to the world as a community, a Body of Christ. In identifying with the sufferings and death of Christ Jesus, Baptism points the way to a share in his resurrection and glorification. (Catholicism, Richard P. McBrien)
Baptism Preparations for an Infant (children 0-3)
The Sacrament of Baptism at St. Anne Church is reserved for Catholics who are registered, attending, and supporting members of St. Anne. All parents who wish to baptize their infant(s), must take a class that is offered five times a year on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A pre-baptismal Godparent class, which is strongly recommended, is offered on the same dates, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Upcoming Parents and Godparents Pre-Baptism Class dates:
Next Class: September 7, 2019 - Parents Register Here
(Registration is open to the first 30 registrants, Registration opens August 5)
Godparents Pre-Baptism Class on September 7, 2019 - Godparents Register Here
Baptism Preparations for an Adult
For adults wishing to become baptized, please review our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program.