SAINT LUKE CATHOLIC CHURCH

49 Turkey Hill Road North, Westport, CT  06880

Phone (203) 227-7245   |   Fax (203) 226-8063

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Baptism

By Baptism we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ.

From Sacred Scripture:  Matthew 3:16-17

 

And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and behold, a voice came from the heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

From the Rite of Baptism for Children

From the earliest times, the Church, to which the mission of preaching the gospel and of baptizing was entrusted, has baptized children as well as adults.  Our Lord said:  "Unless a man is reborn in water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."  The Church has always understood these words to mean that children should not be deprived of baptism, because they are baptized in the faith of the Church. This faith is proclaimed for them by their parents and godparents, who represent both the local Church and the whole society of saints and believers:  "The Church is at once the mother of all and the the mother of each.

Introduction, Baptism for Children, Section 2, The Rites of the Catholic Church as Revised by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

From the Rite of Baptism for Children

From the earliest times, the Church, to which the mission of preaching the gospel and of baptizing was entrusted, has baptized children as well as adults.  Our Lord said:  "Unless a man is reborn in water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."  The Church has always understood these words to mean that children should not be deprived of baptism, because they are baptized in the faith of the Church. This faith is proclaimed for them by their parents and godparents, who represent both the local Church and the whole society of saints and believers:  "The Church is at once the mother of all and the the mother of each."

Introduction, Baptism for Children, Section 2, The Rites of the Catholic Church as Revised by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

Baptism at Saint Luke Catholic Church

Baptisms for infants and young children are celebrated throughout the year (except during the season of Lent) on Sundays at 12:15 p.m.  Children who are six years of age or older must follow a program of formation and rituals similar to that used for the Christian Initiation of Adults, ordinarily lasting about one year.

 

Parents are required to participate in a Parents' Pre-Baptismal Preparation session.  These are generally held on the second Sunday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.  If they have already participated in such sessions at another parish, the parents may present a letter from that parish certifying that they have completed such preparation. 

Contact the Parish Office by calling (203) 227-7245 for more details.

Bishop Robert Barron

Founder of Word on Fire

Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles