Baptism is the first and necessary sacrament to become a Christian. Baptism can be undertaken at any age. Baptism frees us from sin and makes us members of the Christian community. We become sons and daughters of God.

Baptism is modeled upon the baptism of Christ Himself. Water is used to symbolize death to sin, life in Christ and the cleansing of the soul from all sin, including original sin. The words used are, “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” Typically, a priest or deacon is the one who baptizes.

Baptism classes are held on the last Sunday of the month at 9:45 AM in the Counseling Room. Parents are expected to be active parishioners. Please contact the Parish Office, (816) 537-6990, to enroll in the class. Dates can be set after parents take the class.

For adult baptisms and information about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of adults). Classes meet on Tuesday evenings Fall-Spring. Call Deacon Rich Akins at the Parish Office for more information (816) 537-6990 X305

Infant Baptism

Parents are expected to be registered parishioners, and attend a baptism class. Classes are held on the last Sunday of the month at 9:45 AM. The Sacrament of Baptism can be celebrated during a weekend Mass, or immediately after. Dates can be scheduled after parents attend the class.

Terry Brunetti, 537-6990 x382