Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments, and the "door" which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. Baptism is considered a sacrament of initiation by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the body of Christ.
The rite of Baptism consists of pouring water on the head while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 977, 1213, 1275, 1278)
1. Contact the parish office to set a date and time for Baptism.
2. Membership is required for Baptism, either at St. Katharine Drexel or another parish. (If a family is from another parish, we must have a recommendation letter from that parish pastor).
* Minimum of one, maximum of two
* Must be one female and/or one male - of which one must a be a confirmed Catholic
* Must not be the father or mother of the one being baptized, but grandparents can be
4. Parents are to meet with Deacon Randy