The Holy Mystery of Baptism

 

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.  Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Teach them to carry out everything that I have commanded you.  And know that I am with you always, until the end of the world" (Mt 28:19-20)

 

Baptism is the first of the Holy Mysteries. It is through baptism — a washing with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, accompanied by the prayers of the Church, for the forgiveness of sins — that a man, woman, or child becomes a true follower of Christ and a member of the Church.

 

Baptism is a gift for both the individual Christian and the whole Church.  The person is rescued from the pattern of Adam's disobedience and renewed by Christ's consistent obedience to His Father.  Byzantine Catholic Baptism is celebrated for the heavenly nourishment for the journey of life.

 

Please contact the parish for further information or scheduling of Baptisms.

 

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