“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

MT 28:19-28

Baptism

“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.

BAPTISM AT ST. PETER

To baptize an infant (6 years & younger) please come to the office to pick up a baptism packet.  Parents and Godparents are required attend a baptism class, Godparents must provide a letter of good standing from the pastor of the parish where they are registered as well as an annotated baptism certificate. (An annotated baptism certificate also shows the dates of confirmation, first holy communion and marriage).

Please bring your fully completed baptism forms, birth certificate, letters of good standing and annotated baptism certificates to the office to schedule the baptism of your child.

For those 7 years old and older seeking baptism, please visit our RCIA page.

For more information:
970.352.1060