Who Can Be Baptized?

Infants

Bringing a newborn to be baptized is one of the most important things a parent can do. No matter how young the child is, God sends the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Baptism encourages future faith. Naturally, a baby is too small to know what baptism is all about. So, parents bring their child for baptism on the basis of their own faith, with the hope that the child will grow in faith and love and serve God.

Young People and Adults

Adults and youth who wish to publicly confess their faith and enter the Church (and who haven’t been previously baptized) can be baptized.

Baptism promotes future growth and celebrates the start of a new life with Christ. By being baptized, a person takes the first step on a life-changing (and life-giving) journey into the heart of the Christian way.

Young people and adults are baptized after:

- A period of instruction.

- A public profession of faith in Christ.

The goal of preparation is to help persons coming to baptism to claim the faith as their own, so they may actively participate in the life, work, and mission of the Church.