What is Baptism?
Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments of the Church. Coming from a Greek word which means immerse, Baptism is the sacrament where an individual is baptized with water with the invocation “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”. This action washes away Original Sin and welcomes the newly baptized into the life of God and His Church.
Who can be (and should be) baptized?
Traditionally, infants are baptized shortly after birth; however, any person who desires conversion can be baptized. Dating to the 2nd Century households were baptized.
What are the requirements of baptism?
Who should you choose as a godparent?
What are the parish requirements for Baptism?
What forms do I need to fill out?
- General Information
- Sponsor request for parishioner of Ascension or Saint Katharine Drexel
- Sponsor request form for non-parishioners