Congratulations and welcome to the newest member of your family from the faith community at St. Patrick Parish!
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. ~Mark 10:14-16
Baptism is a sacrament that brings us into new life in union with Christ and the Christian Community. Through Baptism, the community commits itself to the newly baptized [this is symbolized when the priest calls all present at the baptism to come forward and trace the sign of the cross on forehead of the person being baptized]. The newly baptized now shares in the gifts and duties of the community.
Baptisms at St. Patrick Parish customarily take place following the 10:30 AM Mass on the last Sunday of the month. However, should you wish, the Baptism may take place within the celebration of the Mass. Special arrangements for scheduling a Baptism may also be made to accommodate special circumstances. A special Baptismal Preparation class is required for all first time parents who wish to have a child baptized at St. Patrick Parish.
Please contact the Parish Office in order to set an appointment with the Pastor: 603-635-3525 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no charge for any of the services the parish provides; however, an offering toward the continued work of the parish is customary.