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...are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission."

- 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 Preparation programs. If you have questions, please contact our Pastoral Associate, Kathryn Ramous, at 253 845 7521 (extension 006) or e-mail.

Adult Volunteers Needed! We are hopeful to recruit volunteers to assist with Baptism in the future, once current limitations due to public health are lifted. If interested in joining this fun ministry, please contact Kathryn Ramous. 

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    Infant Baptism Preparation

    For parents and Godparents of children under the age of 7

    For more information about Baptismal Preparation classes at this time, please contact Kathryn Ramous via e-mail or phone (number above).

    The Catholic Church and our faith community share in your joy as you bring your child to the Sacrament of Baptism. All Saints Church honors parents' and Godparents' roles as a child's first educators. 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. Parents readily acknowledge that they need the love and prayers of the entire community.

    Baptism Preparation classes are offered quarterly. This class will prepare you for the Rite of Baptism that will set you on a path toward fulfilling the vow of raising your child in the Faith. Parents and Godparents who wish to attend Baptism Preparation must first set up a meeting with our Pastoral Associate, Kathryn Ramous, in order to discuss program expectations and complete paperwork. 

    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 Preparation sessions. 

    Baptism Preparation requirements for Parents and Godparents:

    • For parents seeking to Baptize their child, at least one parent must be a Baptized Catholic and a registered parishioner of All Saints Church.
    • New parents and Godparents must attend a Baptism Preparation class. This requirement is considered fulfilled if the parent or Godparent has attended a Baptism Preparation class within the last 2 years.
    • Godparents must have received all Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation).
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  • Baptism for Youth and Adults

    Youth and adults who are seeking to be Baptized are welcome to join RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). New members can attend at any point during the year!

    To learn more, click here to visit our Newcomers section or contact Deacon Dave Jones. (You may also call the Parish Office at 253 845 7521). We would be delighted to hear your story and get you started on your journey towards Baptism!