The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
From the USCCB Website: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/baptism/index.cfm
Congratulations! We would love to meet with you to discuss this beautiful and most important Sacrament! Some helpful tips to help guide you before your meeting with Father.
- Two Godparents is not a necessity. If you would like to have 2, or if it is just the one, one of the Godparents has to be a fully initiated Catholic, meaning that they have received all the Sacraments; Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation.
- They have to be at least 16 years of age. If you have more than 2 Godparents in mind, the others can be considered Witnesses on the day of your child’s Baptism.
We look forward to meeting you and your family! Please call the office at 315-902-4130 to set up a time to meet with Father to discuss your child’s Baptism.