What is the Sacrament of Baptism?
Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. It is the sacrament that frees a person from original sin and makes that person a member of Christ and His Church. One must be baptized before sharing in any of the other sacraments.
Infants can be baptized soon after birth and anytime thereafter. At the time of Baptism, parents vow to practice their faith and provide a Catholic upbringing for the child.
How can one be baptized at St. Matthew Parish?
Parishioners wishing to have their child baptized should contact the parish office to schedule. Parents are required to attend catechesis with the parish deacon prior to the sacrament.