Infant Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation that welcomes a child into our faith community of Catholic Christian believers. It is the celebration that begins the faith life of the child in and with Christ. Because the child is unable to express faith, the Church invites the parents and godparents into a preparation process prior to the celebration of Baptism.
Preparation for Baptism
If you are baptizing your first child or it has been more than two years since you participated in a baptism preparation class, parents are expected to participate in a preparation class before the Rite of Baptism. You may take the session here at Holy Trinity or any other Catholic church. The godparents are invited but not required to take this preparation class. Those who have been asked to serve as godparents in another parish may participate in this preparation in order to fulfill that parish’s requirements.
For more information, contact: REAdmin@trinity.org.
Infant baptisms are celebrated regularly at Holy Trinity. All baptisms are communal–baptisms are celebrated with the Christian community and more than one family will participate in the liturgy.
Baptisms celebrated during a Liturgy of the Word is the most frequent. A Liturgy of the Word is a simple service of the Word during which Mass is not celebrated. These liturgies usually take anywhere between 35-45 minutes. They may take place in the Chapel or in the Church, on a Saturday morning at 10:30am or a Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm.
Baptisms that take place at one of the Sunday or Vigil Masses are celebrated during Mass. Mass usually lasts one hour.
Please review the calendar with the current list of available dates listed below. To schedule a child’s baptism, contact Moira Duggan at email@example.com.