Baptism

Baptism[1]

 

 

 

Baptism at St. Thomas

 

 

 

Baptism Preparation for infants and
children up to age 7

Plan on it taking 4-6 weeks once all paperwork is in before the Rite of Baptism for your child can be scheduled and confirmed. Contact the parish office at 360-834-2126 as soon as you know you want to have your child baptized to register for the next Baptism Prep Class and request necessary paperwork and checklist or download yourself:

Check here for a parent information sheet,  child information sheet, godparent information sheet.

Baptism Preparation for children 7 or older
Contact Allison Johnson at 834-2126 ext 206.

Baptism Preparation for Adults
If you are an adult interested in being baptized and joining the Catholic Church you will need to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Please contact the office or leave a message for Allison Johnson at 834-2126 ext. 206.


The Signs

1. Water

2 . Words - "I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." 

Institution by Christ

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit..."Matthew 28:19

"Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." Nicodemus said to him, "How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother's womb and be born again, can he?" Jesus answered, "Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, 'You must be born from above.'John 3:3-

The Grace (Effect)

The effects of Baptism are:

The washing away of original sin, as well as all actual sin if any exists;
Remits all punishment due on account of such sins;
Imprints the character of a Christian;
Makes us children of God, members of the Church, and heirs to Paradise, and enables us to receive the other sacraments.

Take the Baptism Test

 

 

NEXT BAPTISM CLASS
April 11, 2019;  7-9pm
Aquinas Center, Rm 16
Call the office to register.

 

 

 

 

 

Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. (John 3:5)

 

Please call the parish office at 834-2126 if you would like to attend a baptism class or schedule a baptism.