Though some people are baptized as adults, most Catholics receive Baptism as young children. That is referred to as “infant baptism.”
Baptism of Infants and Children
The parents’ decision to have their child baptized by a priest or a deacon of their parish is an act of true love toward their child. Baptism allows the child to be welcomed in the Church at an early age, and to grow in the love and grace of God in a very special way. In the Gospels, Jesus says that to love God one must love like children do. Baptism, hence, is a gift from the parents who wish for their child to grow in the knowledge of God and as part of the Christian community, and for their child to have the support of godparents as guides in the faith.
Parents who are registered, active parishioners should contact
Sr. Moser, our Office Administrator, one to two months prior to the desired baptismal date, in time so that both parents and godparents will be able to attend the required Baptism Seminars.
Please see the link at the right: Baptism Schedule 2016 and Baptism Schedule 2017 for Seminar dates and the scheduled Baptism Sundays in St. Ignatius Parish.
Adult Baptism through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for people who are potentially interested in joining the Catholic Church. It is also the process to follow to become fully initiated through adult baptism and reception of other Sacraments. Please click the "Learn More" button below for the RCIA page on this website and contact Mary Romo, RCIA Administrator for more information on how to participate.