"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."
Following the command of Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19, the Church goes out to all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit so that all souls may enjoy the adoption of the Almighty, the removal of the stain of original sin, and the initiation into salvific grace.
"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. ..."Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (CCC 1213).
In accordance with continual and unbroken apostolic instruction and example, the Church preserves the baptizing of the "entire household," including children even before the age of reason. The gift of salvation is not to be delayed for any undo reason. As such, as soon as a child is born, let the parents seek out the waters of baptism for the blessing they have received, to return in love the blessing of eternal life.
St. Eugene provides baptism classes for those who are expecting or who desire their children to be baptized. This class helps to deepen the appreciate of the magnitude of this pinnacle moment in the life of the family and of the mystical Body of Christ.
For more information, contact Judi Wilkinson.