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
BAPTISM WITH INFANTS:
A baptism 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 12:00p. 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.
WORKSHOP FOR FIRST-TIME PARENTS
A pre-baptismal workshop is offered in our pastoral region four times a year. All first-time parents are expected to participate in a workshop before scheduling a baptism. You may register for the workshop below, or you may call the parish office to register for the workshop 937 295-2891.