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

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


    To sign up for Baptism Prep, please contact:

    Kathryn Ramous

    (253) 286-0023

    Click here to email


    The Catholic Church and our faith community share in your joy as you bring forth your child to the Sacrament of Baptism. At All Saints Parish, we honor your roles as parents and godparents as the first educators of your child. We are here to support you in the faith development and experience of the child and the whole family.


    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 classes are offered quarterly. This class will prepare you on the of the sacrament, go over the Rite of Baptism that you will celebrate and set a path toward fulfilling the vow of raising your child in the faith. Parents and godparents who wish to attend Baptism Prep must first set up a meeting with our Baptism Prep coordinator, Kathryn Ramous, in order to discuss program expectations and complete all required paperwork. 


    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. 


    Baptism Prep requirements for Parents and Godparents:

    • For parents seeking to baptize their child, at least one parent must be a baptized Catholic and a registered All Saints parishioner.
    • New parents and godparents must attend a Baptism Prep class. This requirement is considered fulfilled if the parent/godparent has attended a Baptism Prep class within the last three years. 
    • Godparents must have received all Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation). 
    For more information or to begin the Baptism Prep program, please contact Kathryn Ramous to set up an initial meeting.
  • 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.