“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Mt 28:19-28
“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
Parents who will soon be celebrating the sacrament of Baptism with their child at St Mary usually attend one meeting with Father Hilton. This meeting will review the meaning of the Sacrament and its significance; as well as prepare for participation in the celebration itself. This process is a wonderful opportunity for parents, godparents and family to rejoice in the great grace of Baptism and prepare to renew their own baptismal vows. For more information and to schedule a Baptism, please contact Father Hilton at 970-925-7339. Please see Guidelines for Baptism within the Catholic Church for more information.