Baptism

Baptismal preparation for parents of infants and young children: Baptism is the beginning of the faith journey that leads to everlasting life with God, and is also the rite of welcome into the faith community. It is the first of the three sacraments of initiation, which are Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Baptisms are scheduled on the second or fourth Sunday of every month at 12:30 PM. If for some reason another time must be arranged, or if a visiting clergyman is requested, arrangements may be made with one of the clergy staff.

Attendance at a baptismal preparation program is a necessary requirement for infant baptism. Baptism classes will be offered approximately every six weeks in the coming year. The classes will be held on the following Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Cronin Center.

2017 Schedule:

  • January 25, 2017
  • March 8, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 31, 2017
  • July 5, 2017
  • August 16, 2017
  • September 20, 2017
  • November 8, 2017
  • December 20, 2017

Parents are asked to register to attend the class by contacting the parish office. It is most helpful if the Baptism Information Form is completed and submitted to the Parish Office prior to the class.

For SIJ Parish Baptism Guidelines click HERE.

To download the Baptism Information Form click HERE.

Adults are received into the Church by either Baptism or the Profession of Faith following completion of the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process which provides instructions in the faith of our Church. Click HERE for more information.


Contact:

Parish Office: jjgier@sij.org
(410) 661-4888