Annunciation Parish

Baptism

All baptisms will take place once a month either on Saturday at
6:15 PM outside of Mass or Sunday 1:15 PM outside of Mass.
Baptisms are not scheduled during Lent.
Baptisms will be scheduled once all of the paperwork
has been received.

Annunciation Parish Infant Baptism Preparation Classes
& Baptism Dates:

Unless otherwise noted, all Baptism classes are held at
St. Magdalene Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 PM


2016 DATES

Dates & Times are subject to change

  Instruction Date Baptism Date
  Monday, July 11, 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 at
6:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
OR
Sunday,July 24, 2016 at
1:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
  Monday, August 8, 2016 Saturday, August 20, 2016 at
6:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
OR

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at
1:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
  Monday, September 12, 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 at
6:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
OR
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at
1:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
  Monday, October 10, 2016 Saturday, October 29, 2016 at
6:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
OR

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at
1:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
  Monday, November 14, 2016 Saturday, November 26, 2016 at
6:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
OR
Sunday, November 27, 2016 at
1:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
  Monday, December 12, 2016 Saturday, December 17, 2016 at
6:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
OR
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at
1:15 PM (Outside of Mass)
  2017 Dates to Come...
Fall 2016
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION

Parents and Godparents seeking baptism for a child have a responsibility to attend a baptism preparation session before the Baptism takes place. Annunciation Parish offers a Baptism Preparation instruction class once a month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Parents should carefully consider choosing a saint’s name for their child, perhaps a role model whose life reflects the hopes and aspirations for this God-given child. Please contact the Parish office to register and for more information.

Baptisms usually take place on the 4th weekend of the month except November and December (3rd weekend due to the holidays.) There are no baptisms during Lent.

The Necessity of Baptism

Christians have always interpreted the Bible literally when it declares, "Baptism . . . now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 3:21; cf. Acts 2:38, 22:16, Rom. 6:3–4, Col. 2:11–12).

Thus the early Church Fathers wrote in the Nicene Creed (A.D. 381), "We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins."

And the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "The Lord himself affirms that baptism is necessary for salvation [John 3:5]. . . . Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament [Mark 16:16]" (CCC 1257).

The Christian belief that baptism is necessary for salvation is so unshakable that even the Protestant Martin Luther affirmed the necessity of baptism. He wrote: "Baptism is no human plaything but is instituted by God himself. Moreover, it is solemnly and strictly commanded that we must be baptized or we shall not be saved. We are not to regard it as an indifferent matter, then, like putting on a new red coat. It is of the greatest importance that we regard baptism as excellent, glorious, and exalted" (Large Catechism 4:6).

Catholic Answers, “The Necessity of Baptism” (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2004)

http://www.catholic.com/library/Necessity_of_Baptism.asp

 

 


 

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