Baptism is the first sacrament of the Church in which you express your desire for your child to be raised in the Catholic faith. During this sacrament, we are welcomed into the Catholic faith and freed from original sin. If your child is older than 7 years old, then your child should go through the RCIA program. If you are an adult seeking Baptism you will go through the RCIA program.
Parents must be properly prepared for this sacrament. This preparation is twofold. First, your must contact the church office to complete an information session. The purpose of this session is to not only to register for the baptism preparation process, but also to determine the parents' intention to raise the child in the Catholic faith, to determine the parents' own relationship with the Catholic Church, and to answer any remaining questions or concerns. We will need a copy of your child's birth certificate.
After the initial meeting, parents and godparents will need to attend a Baptismal preparation class. The purpose of this class is to explain the sacrament and what will be happening during the rite. You must attend this class a minimum of two weeks before your child's Baptism.