The Catholic Church sees baptism as the first and basic sacrament of Christian initiation. In the Western or Latin Church, baptism is usually conferred today by pouring water three times on the recipient’s head, while reciting the baptismal formula: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. In the Eastern Catholic Churches immerson or sumbersion is used, and the formula is: “The servant of God, N., is baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Though sprinkling is not normally used, its validity is accepted, provided that the water flows over the skin, since otherwise it is not a washing.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated the 4th Sunday of the month at 12:15 p.m..
Baptismal preparation is required. Our next baptismal preparation class will take place on Saturday, July 15th at St. Anne’s Church from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. If you are expecting a child or have a child to be baptized, please call the office at 519-631-3052 OR 519-631-3640