Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life. Through Baptism we become children of God; we are made members of Christ; are incorporated into the Church; and come to share in her mission.
We’re excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with you!
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Baptism is especially important to us at OLMC, as we seek light up the world with the love of Christ, because:
Having received in Baptism the Word, “the true light that enlightens every man,” the person baptized has been “enlightened,” he becomes a “son of light,” indeed, he becomes “light” himself. (CCC, 1216)
For more on Baptism and its central importance in our life of faith, check out the short quotes below from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Celebrating your baby’s baptism at OLMC
Please keep in mind the following as you prepare for your baby’s baptism:
Parents attend a class and social prior to their child’s baptism. This preparation can take place during the time of pregnancy.
A Baptism should be scheduled at least eight weeks in advance of its anticipated date. Please contact us to get the ball rolling.
Baptisms take place on the first and third Sundays of the month and at any regular Sunday Mass.
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On Baptism, from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. 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…
1277 Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism.
1278 The essential rite of Baptism consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water on his head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
1279 The fruit of Baptism… is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ.
1280 Baptism imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual sign, the character, which consecrates the baptized person for Christian worship. Because of the character Baptism cannot be repeated (cf. DS 1609 and DS 1624).
1282 Since the earliest times, Baptism has been administered to children, for it is a grace and a gift of God that does not presuppose any human merit; children are baptized in the faith of the Church. Entry into Christian life gives access to true freedom.
1283 With respect to children who have died without Baptism, the liturgy of the Church invites us to trust in God's mercy and to pray for their salvation.
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