The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Baptism remits all sins (both original sin and personal sin) and their temporal punishments. It also imprints an indelible mark on the soul of the baptized which marks them as God's, initiates them into the life of the Church, and allows them to receive the other Sacraments. It is through Baptism that we are born again -- regenerated -- of water and Spirit and receive new life. Finally, Baptism infuses sanctifying grace, supernatural gifts, and virtues (according to the disposition of the soul receiving the Sacrament and providing he puts up no obstacles), making us true adopted children of God.
There is only one Baptism, therefore the Sacrament may be received only once.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism twice each month. Baptisms are celebrated in English on the second Saturday of the month. Spanish Baptisms are celebrated on the fourth Saturday of the month. All Baptisms are celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements must be made in advance with a member of the Pastoral Staff.