Rite of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is “the basis of the whole of Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 1213).

Baptism is the beginning of the Christian journey through the cleansing of our soul by life-giving water. It is the starting point for our new life in Christ and our membership in the Church as the Body of Christ.  Through Baptism, an individual is welcomed into the Christian family.

The following statements apply to the baptism of infants and children who have not yet reached the age of formal religious instruction.

  • The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated ordinarily on Sundays, following the 11AM Solemn Mass, although the parish tries to accommodate special scheduling requests whenever possible.
  • As preparation for the celebration, both parents and godparents will be required to  attend a baptismal preparation class if they have not already done so.

For further information, please contact the church office at office@saintjohnboscochurch.org, or, 504 340 0444.