“Go forth and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit….and remember I am with you always.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Baptism is…..welcoming into the community of faith & the Body of Christ.
Baptism is…..belonging to God as “Christ’s own forever.”
Baptism is….washing of our sins and renewing our life in faith.
Baptism is…..a holy sacrament, an outward sign of God’s inward grace.
Baptism is…..a gift of God’s grace through the Holy Spirit.
Occasions for Holy Baptism at St. Paul’s
We set aside several days for baptism because their spiritual themes highlight the meaning of the sacrament:
- Baptism of Jesus (Sunday after January 6)
- Easter Vigil (March/April)
- Pentecost Sunday (May/June)
- Feast of the Transfiguration (Sunday nearest Aug. 6)
- St. Michael & All Angels (end of September)
- All Saints Sunday (Sunday nearest Nov. 1)
- Bishop’s Visitation (varies from year to year)
Candidates for Holy Baptism (and their parents, godparents and/or sponsors) are prepared to receive this sacrament through regular attendance at worship, meetings with the clergy, and consideration of how to be involved in the St. Paul’s community.
If you are considering baptism for you or your child, please contact one of the clergy of St. Paul’s at any time.
“There is one body and one Spirit, one hope in God’s call to us. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” - Ephesians 4:4-5