Baptism
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Baptism

Baptism preparation Classes are offered on a monthly basis. Please call the parish office for more information. 203-324-7321

Baptism marks the entry of the believer into the Christian community. Along with Confirmation and Eucharist, it is one of the Sacraments of Initiation, giving access to the full sacramental life of the Church. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and joined with Christ, sharing in His divinity and destined for eternal life. Baptism leaves us permanently changed, no longer the person we once were, but a new person, dying to death and sin, and rising to new life in Christ. In the words of St. Paul, “We were buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so too may we live a new life.” (Romans 6:4).

bautismodeJesus 300x431The rite consists of pouring water over the head while saying the Trinitarian formula. Anyone can baptize in an emergency, although the usual minister of the sacrament is a priest or deacon. Usually the rite includes anointing the forehead with holy oil to indicate that, even as Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so does the candidate now share in His everlasting life, participating in His glory as a member of His body. The newly baptized then receives a white garment and a candle lit from the paschal candle. Like Christ, who is the light of the world, the newly baptized Christian carries the light of Christ out into the world.

Ordinarily Baptisms are not celebrated during Lent.  Parents and godparents are asked to participate in a short preparation program.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at St. Mary’s on the second Saturday of the month in English and, on the fourth Saturday of the month in Spanish. The registered parents of the child (children) to be baptized are to contact our parish office in order to make the necessary arrangements

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