“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.  You can also download a packet here.

Parents and Godparents are required attend a baptism class within 4 months of the baptism.

  • In person baptism classes are being held at the parish once a month – please call the office to register. Classes are for fluent English speakers only.
  • The cost of baptism classes for a group is $100
  • If you prefer to take an online baptism class, you may register through Agape Catholic Ministries here.

PARENTS

Parents must be willing to bring their child up in the Catholic Faith. Baptism is the beginning of supernatural life, but it must be nurtured throughout life.

GODPARENTS

Must be good examples and sources of support for both the child and the parents and be fully initiated members of the Catholic church.
Must be confirmed and at least 16 years old.
Must either be living a chaste life as a single person or be married in a valid Catholic marriage.
Must be actively living their faith, attend Mass and confession regularly.

Please bring your fully completed baptism forms, birth certificate, Godparents letters of good standing and Godparents 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:
970.939.5872