What is Baptism?
The Book of Common Prayer tells us that the sacrament of Holy Baptism is the full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church. The Bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Our Catechism teaches us that Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of the Church and inheritors of God's kingdom.
The Episcopal Church practices both infant baptism and adult baptism. In the case of infant baptism, the child's Parents and God-Parents are making promises, on the child's behalf, to raise the child in the Christian faith and life. When the child is older, the sacrament of Confirmation is administered by a Bishop, and is the child's opportunity to publicly "confirm" their faith in God.
We do not perform private baptisms. Since the form for baptism found in the Book of Common Prayer requires that all members of the congregation take a vow to do all in their power to support these persons in their life in Christ, all baptisms take place in the context of the Holy Eucharist, normally on a Sunday morning.
If you would like to have your child baptized, or would like to be baptized yourself, please complete an Application for Holy Baptism by clicking the link below, AND click here to schedule a meeting with Fr. Jeremy.
Upcoming Baptism dates
All Saints' Sunday November 3, 2019
Feast of the Baptism of our Lord
The Easter Vigil
April 11, 2020
April 12, 2020
The Feast of Pentecost May 31, 2020