Baptism

Baptism

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We invite you to celebrate the Baptism of your child in your St. Matthew Parish family!

For all of us, our journey of faith as children of God begins with Baptism.  Through Baptism, we are united to Jesus and given the hope of eternal life.  We become part of the Body of Christ.  Baptism initiates our sacramental life in the Church and our life in the Holy Spirit.  “Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift.”  CCC, 1216

Parents prepare for the Baptism of their child by meeting individually with Deacon Leland and Sandy.  We hope to get to know your family as we discuss the role and requirements for godparents, the inherent responsibility and commitment of parents, as well as the profound spiritual effects of the Sacrament.  Baptisms are celebrated in conjunction with the 11:30 Sunday Mass.  The schedule varies each month according to the Deacon’s availability.  Please call or email Sandy Gibbons at sgibbonsstmatt@comcast.net, who would be happy to schedule an initial meeting with you.