Baptism

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Baptism at St. Thomas

Baptism Preparation for Infants
Are you expecting a child or have an infant or child up to age 6 that needs to be baptized? Please call the office, 834-2126 and register for our next set of classes.

Baptism Preparation for Children
Children 7 and older who are in need of baptism take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program. CLICK HERE for a parent information sheet.  

Baptism Preparation for Adults
If you are an adult interested in being baptized and joining the Catholic Church you will need to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Please contact the office or leave a message for Allison Johnson at 834-2126 ext. 206.


The Signs

1. Water

2 . Words - "I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." 

Institution by 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..."Matthew 28:19

"Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." Nicodemus said to him, "How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother's womb and be born again, can he?" Jesus answered, "Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, 'You must be born from above.'John 3:3-

The Grace (Effect)

The effects of Baptism are:

The washing away of original sin, as well as all actual sin if any exists;
Remits all punishment due on account of such sins;
Imprints the character of a Christian;
Makes us children of God, members of the Church, and heirs to Paradise, and enables us to receive the other sacraments.

Take the Baptism Test

 

Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. (John 3:5)

 

Please call the parish office at 834-2126 if you would like to attend a baptism class or schedule a baptism.