By choosing Baptism for your child, you are giving them the most precious gift you could possibly imagine: a life lived with God's grace.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
"Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to 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 and in the word.'" CCC 1213
Baptism frees us from sin and makes us children of God, followers of Christ, members of the Catholic Church, and participants in the mission of the Church. Baptism is one of the most important gifts we receive. But the sacrament of Baptism is not just a one-time event. It is the beginning of life as a Catholic Christian and the foundation for faith. The grace of the sacrament remains with us for all time.
Steps for Baptism at St. Gabriel
Please note: Parents must be registered and participating at St. Gabriel for 6 months prior to scheduled Baptism.
Fill out our Baptism registration form.
Our Parish Office will contact you with upcoming dates for our Baptism class. Parents and godparents are required to attend a one-hour Baptism class on Zoom. These classes are held on the first Thursday of each month.
Our Parish Office will contact you with upcoming Baptism dates. After all requirements have been fulfilled, you will be permitted to schedule a Baptism date for your infant/young child.
If your child is school-aged, please visit our Religious Education page. School-aged children are Baptized as a part of our regular Religious Education program.
If you are an adult seeking the sacrament of Baptism, please visit our RCIA page for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.