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 and daughters 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'.
The most Holy Trinity gives the baptized sanctifying grace, the grace of justification:
—— enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him and to love him through the theological virtues;
—— giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
—— allowing them to grow in goodness through the moral virtues.
Thus the whole organism of the Christian’s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism.
For more information as to when your child may be baptized in our Church, please contact:
The Church Office