Baptism

Page last updated: 8/17/2019

 

Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .

We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality,

bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift.

It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own;

grace since it is given even to the guilty;

Baptism because sin is buried in the water;

anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed;

enlightenment because it radiates light;

clothing since it veils our shame;

bath because it washes;

and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.

-St. Gregory Of Nazianzus, Oratio

 

Baptism is a most precious and free gift from God. Parents seeking baptism for their children are welcome to schedule the sacrament at Holy Family. Please contact us at least one month before the day you anticipate having your child baptized. The one-page registration form found below can be completed and submitted to the parish office, or you can call us at 812-482-3076, and the Parish Secretary can fill out the form for you over the phone. Baptisms are normally scheduled for Sundays during the 10:30 am Mass.  If you require a different time, please let the Parish Secretary know when you contact her.  Baptisms are rarely scheduled during Lent with some exceptions.

If this is your first child, you will need to make an appointment for a preparation session prior to the Baptism.  The appointment can be scheduled for evenings or weekends to accommodate the your schedule. Email [email protected] or call 812-482-3076 ex 304 to make an appointment.

 

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  Baptismal Font