"For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ."
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: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (Catechism 1213)
If you are a registered parishioner wishing to have your child baptized at St. Andrew, please see below for additional information.
This sacrament of Baptism is named after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greek baptizein) 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." (1214)
Registered parishioners wishing to have their child baptized at St. Andrew
are required to first attend a baptism program.
Please contact Deacon Tim Schutte at
firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the baptism process.
SCHEDULING A BAPTISM
Baptisms can be scheduled during any weekend liturgy or
on the second or fourth Sunday of the month after the 11:00 am Mass.
There are no scheduled Baptisms during Lent.
During the season of Advent, Baptism can be scheduled outside of Mass only.
Deacon Tim Schutte will work with you to schedule your child's baptism at St. Andrew
throughout the baptism preparation process.