Baptisms are by appointment only. Please call the rectory to schedule.
SACRAMENT OF 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:
"Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in
the word." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)
is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried
out: to baptize (Greek baptize in) means to "plunge"
or "immerse". The "plunge" into the water
symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ's death from which
he rises up by resurrection with Him, as "a new creature."
must be parishioners of St. Jerome’s
must schedule a viewing of 15-minute Baptismal film.
Godparents are required to be Catholic and must provide SPONSOR
certificates if they are not from St. Jerome Parish.
are regularly held on Sunday; any other time must be scheduled
with the priest.
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