You have become a new creation, and have clothed yourself in Christ. See in this white garment the outward sign of your Christian dignity. With your family and friends to help you by word and example, bring that dignity unstained into the everlasting life of heaven.” - Rite of Baptism, #99
Baptism is the first important step that a parent can take to begin the lifelong process of faith formation for their child. When a child is baptized they receive the light of Christ’s love and are welcomed into the faith community. At the same time, the parents are making a commitment to raise their child in faith.
We are happy you would like to have your child baptized at St. Mary by the Lake! Parents who wish to have a child baptized at St. Mary by the Lake are asked to participate in a Baptism Preparation class. These sessions are held regularly.