The Gateway to Life in the Spirit:

The Sacrament of Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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: 'Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.' "

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213

Whether you are a parent preparing to raise your child in the Catholic faith, or perhaps an adult looking to fully join the Church, your journey begins at the Sacrament of Baptism. See below for information on our various Baptism Prep programs. 

Adult Volunteers Needed!  We need volunteers who regularly attend our Saturday evening or Sunday morning Masses, who would be willing to assist with the set up on the day of Baptism, and who can help families feel welcome and comfortable. This would likely be no more than once a month but requires someone with the gift of hospitality and organization. It is helpful to have a team of two. 

If you have any other questions or would like to speak to someone in person, please contact:

Kathryn Ramous, Pastoral Associate

Phone: (253) 286-0023

Click here to email

  • Infant Baptism Prep

    For parents and Godparents of children under the age of 7.

    Infant Baptism Prep Classes for Parents and Godparents

    December 6th and 13th | 6:30pm to 8pm

    January 13th | 9am to 12pm

    To sign up or learn more about baptism prep classes, please call Kathryn at (253) 286-0023 or click here to send an email. 

    It is not easy to raise a child without help and support today. Parents readily acknowledge that they need the love and prayers of the entire community. That is why we celebrate every Baptism in a community of believers.

    Baptism Prep is offered quarterly and Baptisms are celebrated during our regularly scheduled Masses. There are some times of the Church liturgical year when we refrain from celebrating sacraments of initiation but we can still respond to your inquiries and schedule you for the prep sessions. 

    Please call ahead if you need childcare. Childcare is not needed for infants. If your children are old enough to need something to do during an adult class for an hour and a half, let us help you keep them busy and happy!

  • Baptism for Youth and Adults

    Youth and adults who are seeking to be baptized are welcome to join the RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). We welcome new members at any point during the year! To learn more about this program, click here to visit our Newcomers section or contact Deacon Dave Jones at the parish office. We would be delighted to hear your story and get you started on your journey towards baptism.