"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." MT 28:19-20
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 children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in its mission.
Baptisms are scheduled at one of the weekend Masses, or on a Sunday afternoon. Please call the Pastoral Office Center (410-255-3677, extension 102) for availability of dates and times and to receive a Baptism Request Form.
Additionally, parents of children to be baptized are asked to attend a Baptism Preparation Program which is offered usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm (please note that there are no Preparation Programs and no Baptisms conducted during the seasons of Advent and Lent).
Please register for the program (and confirm the date) by calling (410-255-3677, extension 102).
At the liturgy of the Easter Vigil, during the blessing of the baptismal water, the Church solemnly commemorates the great events in salvation history that already prefigured the mystery of Baptism. It is at this liturgy that adults who have completed the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are received into the Church.
To learn more about Baptism, you may find our Frequently Asked Questions section helpful.