Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Baptism



Baptism is the first and basic sacrament of Christian initiation.  It is usually conferred by immersion and by pouring water three times on the recipient's head, while reciting the baptismal formula: "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). The sacrament frees the recipient from original and all personal sins, and from the punishment due to them. In Baptism the person shares in the Trinitarian life of God as part of a community of faith. Baptism is the foundation of communion between all Christians.


Baptisms may be celebrated during any weekend mass. Outside of Mass, baptisms are celebrated at St. Michael Church on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month after the 11:00a Mass (at 12:00 noon). At Ss. Peter & Paul Church, baptisms are celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of the month after the 9:30a Mass (at 10:30a). Schedule with the Parish Office at least two weeks in advance at 937-295-2891. 

First time parents are to attend a pre-baptismal program that is offered quarterly throughout the year.  You may call the parish office center (937 295-2891) to register or you may register below.


Online registration for the next Baptism Class for first time parents, is below.


Baptism Preparation Registration