The Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of new life in the Catholic church. Because of original sin, we come into the world with a soul which is supernaturally dead. We come into the world with only the natural endowments of human nature. The supernatural life which is the result of God’s personal and intimate indwelling, is absent from the soul.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."
When the sacrament of Baptism is administered, the spiritual vacuum which we call original sin disappears as God becomes present in the soul, and the soul is caught up into that sharing of God’s own life which we call sanctifying grace.
If you are interested in having your child baptized, contact the church office.
Understanding Why We Baptize
“Go forth therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19)