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Baptism:

 

 

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."  Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old?  Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." (John 3:3-5)

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM  (According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

 

Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ's Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ.

 

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Mt 28:19-20).


Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord's will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism.

 


The essential rite of Baptism consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water on his head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ.

 

Baptism imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual sign, the character, which consecrates the baptized person for Christian worship. Because of the character Baptism cannot be repeated (cf. DS 1609 and DS 1624).


Since the earliest times, Baptism has been administered to children, for it is a grace and a gift of God that does not presuppose any human merit; children are baptized in the faith of the Church. Entry into Christian life gives access to true freedom.

 

With respect to children who have died without Baptism, the liturgy of the Church invites us to trust in God's mercy and to pray for their salvation.

 

 

 

Parents desiring to baptize a child are encouraged to make arrangements as soon as the child is born. Parents and sponsors or Godparents are required to attend a pre-baptismal class to explain the sacrament of Baptism and the important role parents and godparents play in this sacrament and in the child’s spiritual life.

 

 

Baptism (Spanish): 

Baptismal Class (Spanish):  9:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. 

 

 

Baptism (English): 

Baptismal Class (English) 

 

 

 

 

 

Baptism Information:

 

 

We are excited and blessed by your decision to have your child initiated in the Catholic Church. This journey of faith will continue as he/she is later anointed at Confirmation and comes to the table at First Communion.

 

 

 In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring him up to keep God's commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor.

 

 

We encourage you to participate in different activities provided by the parish to help parents like you who are anxious to provide a Christian environment that will foster faith in Jesus Christ and to help you understand the full meaning of baptizing your child.

 

 

You can come by the office to pick up a Baptism Package or click on the “documents link” to print all the necessary documents to start the journey.

 

 

Once you have all the documents mentioned on the REQUIREMENTS FORM, you may call the Baptism Coordinator to meet and select the baptism date and a date for the parents and godparents to attend the Pre-Baptism class. The Baptism Application must be signed by both parents in our office; otherwise, it must be notarized

 

 

Please do not call the Baptism Coordinator for an appointment unless you have all the required documents as we cannot give you a baptism date unless all the requirements have been met and the file is complete.

 

 

If you have any questions, you may contact the Baptism Coordinator Emma Espinosa at 305 385-4320, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00PM.

 

 

Download the Application Packet in Word Format     Download

 

Download the Application Packet in PDF Format       Download

 

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