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We take our first steps in the life long journey of the Catholic faith by receiving the sacrament of baptism. Baptism is the gateway to our new life in the Christ as members of the Catholic Church and through which we gain access to the other sacraments. Through the waters of the sacrament of baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God.


From the earliest times, the Catholic Church, to which the mission of preaching the Gospel and of baptizing was entrusted, has baptized children, as well as adults.

Our Lord said, “Unless a man is reborn in water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” 

The church has always understood these words to mean that children should not be deprived of baptism, because they are baptized in the faith of the church, a faith proclaimed for them by their parents and godparents.


If you are interested in information about adult baptism, and would like to explore the possibility of becoming Catholic, please contact us, visit the parish office, or learn more about the process of becoming a Catholic.

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