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:
First time parents are to attend a pre-baptismal program that is offered quarterly throughout the year. Baptisms can be scheduled to follow the 5PM vigil Mass and the 11AM Sunday Mass at St. Michael and following the 9:30AM Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul. Baptisms may also be celebrated during Sunday Mass including Saturday Vigils. For more information or to schedule a Baptism please contact the Parish Office Center, 937-295-2891.
WORKSHOP FOR FIRST-TIME PARENTS (REGISTER BELOW)
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.