Catholic Sacraments are milestones in our lives, where God reveals to us His great love and especially who He is. Baptism is the First of the Three Sacraments of Initiation in the Roman Catholic Tradition. Confirmation and Holy Eucharist are the other two. The word baptism in its origins is Greek and means "immersion" and "bath." Immersion in water is a sign of death and emersion out of the water means new life. To bathe in water is also to undergo cleansing. Saint Paul sums up this truth when he says, "You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead" (Col 2:12).
To schedule your child’s baptism you must first ensure you are registered with the Church. It is also required that you (the parents) have attended a Baptismal Prep Class. You can call the office to sign up for the class. Classes are held every month.
Sue Schmitz- Director of Evangelization of Adults & Family Life
Baptism Class for First-Time Parents
Baptism is an amazing gift from God. The grace of this sacrament forgives original sin as well as all of our personal sins and makes
us adopted children of God and members of the Church. A child should be baptized within the first months of his/her life.
All first-time parents, desiring to have their child baptized, are asked to attend a baptism class. The class consists of two-sessions:
the first session focuses on the sacrament and the second sessions focuses on parenting your child in faith.
Session I is being held Thursday, June 8th; Session 2 is Thrusday, June 22nd. Both sessions meet from 7pm - 9pm in the Parish Office Building.
Please call the St. Lawrence Parish Office (742-2107) to register.