The Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism is the first step in our initiation into the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. However, baptism is not just a relationship between God and us. Baptism incorporates us into a community of faith – the Body of Christ, the Church.
Infants & Children
Infant baptism (for unbaptized children under the age of 7) involves a three-step process:
- Parent Orientation – This a one on one meeting with the baptism coordinator with the intent of getting to know you and your family. We will discuss infant baptism, what you can expect, and what is expected of you by the church. It’s an opportunity for the baptism coordinator to answer any questions you might have and to just sit down and talk about this beautiful sacrament and what that means for your family. We have appointments available throughout the week Monday through Thursday, as well as Sunday morning and early afternoon.
- Parent Preparation Class – This is a group class that is offered once per month here at the Casa. This class will discuss the signs and symbols of the rite of baptism as well as walk through the rite and answer any questions about the actual liturgy that you might have. This class is RSVP only.
- Baptism Day! – Most of our infant baptisms happen during our regular Saturday or Sunday liturgies at mass. We do this so that the Casa community is included in welcoming your child to the family of Christ through baptism.
When you are ready, please submit an inquiry so that we can contact you to set up your Parent Orientation meeting! We look forward to celebrating this special time in your child’s life with you!
Youth & Adult
Youth age 7 to 18 who have not received the sacrament of baptism, will be invited to participate in our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) for Children program. Through this program youth will be given the proper preparation to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Please submit an inquiry using the form below, and we will contact you to set up an initial inquiry meeting.
Adults who have not received the sacrament of baptism, will be invited to participate in our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. You can find out more about that program here.