Baptism is the beginning of our faith and our gateway into the Church. It is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist being the other two). 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: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word". (CCC 1213)
Church Law requires that a candidate for Baptism - for membership in the Church Community - should be sponsored by a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church, who is willing and able to help the child develop and grow in the Catholic Faith. There must be at least one sponsor or godparent. In the case where there are two sponsors, one must be male and the other female. The minimum age for a baptized and confirmed Catholic to be a sponsor is sixteen (16) years of age. A baptized Christian non-Catholic may not be a sponsor but may act as a witness. Non-baptized persons may not officially act as a sponsor or a witness to a Baptism of a child in the Catholic Faith.
Baptism Classes Schedule
1st. and third Saturday of each month - Classes begin with Mass at 8:00 a.m. in the Urban Center Chapel, followed by a catechesis
Classes will be on the last Sunday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Urban Center
3rd. Monday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. in the Urban Center