Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which one becomes a Christian and a member of the church. All ministry originates in baptism. Therefore, living out one’s baptism is at the heart of our life together. Baptism is an event of primary significance and celebration not just for the individual but for the whole church. The Episcopal Church recognizes as valid any baptism administered with water and in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Baptisms are held on Sunday mornings in the context of our weekly Eucharist, and particularly on the following days – at the Easter Vigil (Saturday night before Easter Sunday), Easter Sunday, the Day of Pentecost, All Saints’ Sunday, and the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (the First Sunday after Epiphany). Those interested in receiving Holy Baptism for themselves or their children should speak to the clergy about when baptismal preparation classes will be held.
Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation Class
During the spring, we offer classes to prepare anyone who is at least 13 years old for confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation in the Episcopal Church. All are welcome to participate and attend. If you have been confirmed in another tradition but would like to be received into the Episcopal Church, this class will help you prepare for that transition. If you are confirmed in the Episcopal Church but are at a point in your spiritual journey where you would like to reaffirm your commitment to Christ, this class will help you prepare for that commitment. Please contact the parish office for more information.