Baptisms at Christ Church
Baptism is one of the great sacraments of the Christian faith. "Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God." (Book of Common Prayer). As baptism marks our membership into the Body of Christ, it is a sacrament celebrated when the other members are present, usually on Sunday mornings.
At Christ Church, infant baptisms are held on the traditional days for baptism in the liturgical calendar (Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, Easter Eve, The Day of Pentecost, All Saints' Sunday) as well as other Sundays. At each service we limit the number of babies being baptized to six, with the exception of a dedicated baptism service(Easter Saturday). An instruction class is held the day before the Sunday baptisms for parents and godparents to attend. Seminars are generally at 4:00 PM, but sometimes are changed to 10:00 AM in the event of a wedding occuring on the same day.
Adult baptisms are offered once a year at Easter Vigil. The Vigil for 2013 is March 30 and adult baptisms can be scheduled.
If you would like to schedule a baptism for your child, it is important to plan ahead as baptisms are often scheduled months in advance due to the large numbers of families with young children who are part of our parish. In order to get information on specific dates and times, email Christy Letanosky at firstname.lastname@example.org.