Baptism is the initial sacrament for entrance into the Catholic faith. Once a person desires baptism it is because he/she is responding to God's invitation to enter into a relationship. But because infants and very young children are not yet able to express this desire, it is not on their faith that we baptize these infants and very young children. For this reason we baptize the children on the faith of their parents. But such faith requires something from the parents; the responsibilty to help raise their children in their baptism. Baptism is sacrament that continues to unfold through childhood and even into adulthood. For this reason we ask parents who request baptism to attend two baptismal preparation sessions. The first session looks at the baptismal rite and explores the meaning of that rite. In this way parents re-familarize themselves with their faith so that they can learn to hand on that faith to their child. The second session is a parenting session with other young families from Resurrection.The purpose of this session is to help Catholic Christian parents parent from a Catholic Christian point of view. For more information on the baptismal process, please contact Deacon John at 368-0146 x 110 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information see the Baptism pamphlet. Thank you.