“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 sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
The first of the seven sacraments, and the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the “sacraments of initiation” by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ.
For Children age 7 through Teens: They are placed in our religious education program
For Adults 18 years and older: This process involves participation in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
Contact the parish office for more information.
For Infant Baptism, parents and godparents MUST-
Register and attend a Baptism preparation class prior to the Baptism date. Registrations for baptism needs to be done at the parish office no later than the Friday before the class.
The following documentation is required for registration (You will not receive a copy of the St. Dominic’s Baptismal Registration form, until we have received all the documents needed to do the Baptism).
NOTE: It is the law of the Church that a godparent must be both baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church. If the godparent is married, she/he must be validly married within the Catholic Church. There must be at least one person who meets the criteria to be a godparent. If the second person is not confirmed in the Catholic Church, they are inscribed in the registry as a “Christian Witness”.
Contact the parish office for more information at 303.455.3613.