Baptism

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"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: 'Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.'"

                                                     --Catechism of the Catholic Church,
                                                           paragraph 1213 (empasis added)

Why baptism?

How do I have my child baptized?

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Baptism of Infant requirements:   Families must be active parishioners and attend a Baptismal preparation session.

Contact:  Jennifer Lawerence - stjoanpm1@gmail.com  or 330-626-3424 ext. 104

How do I get baptized as an adult?

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Baptism of Adult requirements:    Adults who have not been baptized in another faith tradition are welcomed into the Catholic Church through Baptisim. Preparation for adult baptism starts with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is a faithfilled journey where adults come to know Christ in a deeper way. Through weekly session that start in the fall the unbaptized journey toward union with the Catholic Church.

 

Contact: Rick Squier stjoaneducation@gmail.com or  330-626-3424 ext. 103

The Rite of Baptism

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