THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Baptism welcomes us into a life of following Jesus Christ. Baptism washes away our sins, incorporates us into the Church and makes us members of the Body of Christ. Babies are baptized usually during their first year; however, all who are willing are welcome at any age.
“I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.”
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Children up to six years old are baptized under the condition that parents promise to raise the child in the Catholic faith as a Christian:
“to the earnest desire of Christian parents whose faith is vigorous and whose way of life gives clear promise that their child will develop in the faith of the church.”
-Second Vatican Council
To Get Started
Contact the Pastor at 949-494-9701 x111.
Baptism of Older Children
If the child is over 7 years old and not past 12th grade, please call Gina Stewart in Youth Faith Formation at 949-494-9701 extension 119.
Baptism of Adults
Baptism of adults requires entering the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. Contact Donna Beam at 949-494-9701 extension 113.
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Do you reject Satan? ...... I do
And all his works? ...... I do
And his empty promises?..... I do
Do you believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?..... I do…
The priest or deacon then say while pouring the water:
"I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."