Baptism

Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which someone becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. All ministry originates in baptism. Therefore, living out your baptism is central to our community life.

The Episcopal Church defines baptism as "full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298). Any baptism administered with water and in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is seen as valid.

Baptism for infants and children is scheduled five times throughout the church year. Liturgically, it is particularly appropriate to baptism on Baptism of Our Lord (in January), the Great Vigil of Easter (in March or April), Pentecost (in May or June), and All Saints' Day (the first Sunday in November). Additionally, we baptize on our Patronal Feast, St. Bartholomew's Day, on the Sunday closest to August 24.

If you are interested in a baptism, either for yourself or for someone you know, please contact Fr. Jeff.