The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) instructs us as follows with regard to the sacrament of Baptism: Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children 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.” – CCC 1213
From Canon Law, we have the following instruction regarding infant baptism. Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it. Can. 867 §1
An infant in danger of death is to be baptized without delay. §2.
Here at St. Margaret Mary, we want to welcome your child and your family into our faith community. Baptism is the first step in becoming part of our Catholic community. We offer monthly communal baptisms for infants and children under the age of 7. Baptisms take place following the Noon, Sunday Mass. If you are interested in having your child Baptized at St. Margaret Mary, please contact Karin Coll at the parish office for dates and registration information. email@example.com or 502-426-1588 extension 127.
For those children over the age of 7 who desire baptism, it is necessary to enroll in the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA). This semi-year round process helps prepare candidates for full initiation into the Catholic Church. Please contact Tara Mattingly for more information
For those adults who desire baptism, it is necessary to enroll in the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA). This semi-year round process helps prepare candidates for full initiation into the Catholic Church.