Baptism is the sacrament of faith.
But faith needs the community of believers. It is only within the faith of the whole community of the Church that each of the faithful can believe. The faith required for Baptism is not a perfect and mature faith, but a beginning that is called to develop.
Having Your Child Baptized
Congratulations on the birth of your child, and along with all the other important decisions you’ve already been making, choosing to have your child baptized is one of the most important.
The first step in preparing to have your child baptized is to call the parish office. While all the registration forms are available on-line and the links are listed below, we’d be glad to speak with you in person to help answer any questions that you may have.
Parents having their first child baptized, (or those who haven’t had a child baptized in several years), and those “first-time godparents”, are invited to join us in a baptism preparation session. It’s a great time to meet other young families and to learn and re-learn the important the role of parents and godparents as the first and best teachers of their children in the ways of faith.
Baptism Preparation Classes:
~Available on the Second Sunday of March, June, September and December-Please call the parish office to sign up for class.
~Normally baptisms will be celebrated during Mass.
~Baptisms after Mass will be celebrated on the: 2nd Sundays in January, February, May, July, October, November and the 3rd Sunday of August
39 N. Perry St.
PO Box 89
New Riegel, OH 44853
Ph - 419.595.2567
Fax - 419.595-2303