the sacrament of baptism
The sacrament of Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation and is the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. Baptism removes the effects of Original Sin which taints all of humanity by Adam and Eve's sin, and welcomes the recipient into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month (except during Lent). Other times may be possible in extenuating circumstances.
Because parents promise before God and the Church they will raise their child in the practice of the Catholic faith, they need to indicate their commitment by being registered, actively attending weekly Sunday Mass, and offering financial support of the parish for at least three months before requesting Baptism.
Parents of a first born (including not yet born) need to attend three 90-minute Baptism preparation workshops. The upcoming preparation dates are:
- September 12, 19 and 26, 2021
- November 7, 14 and 21, 2021
- February 6, 13 and 20, 2022
- May 8, 15, and 22, 2022
To inquire about Baptism at Saint Clare of Assisi, please email Father West. Please complete the application for Baptism using the link below for the online form or download and complete the application, which can be emailed or mailed to Father West.
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