"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" - CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Baptism for Children: Birth to Age 5
Parents and Godparents are required to attend a Baptism class. St. Francis of Assisi offers the class once a month on the second Saturday of each month. Each class is limited to 50 persons, and we do provide free childcare on a first come first serve basis. You must call office to register for class.
Baptism for Children: Age 6 and Above
For children age 6 and above who have not been baptized, please contact David Utsler in the parish office at ext. 247. Age appropriate catechesis and the administration of the sacrament of baptism are offered at least two times each year.
Baptism for Adults
If you are unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in joining the Catholic Church, we invite you to explore the RCIA program at St. Francis.