The Sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament of the Catholic Church. This sacrament is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. The Sacrament of Baptism is a sacrament of faith that initiates us into the Body of Christ, into His life, His death, and His resurrection.
Baptism is also the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word. It is the essential sacrament in becoming a disciple of Christ and puts an indelible mark upon our souls. The two principal effects of the Sacrament of Baptism are purification from sins and new birth in the Holy Spirit -- we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God. Through the waters of faith, the one being baptized is welcomed into God's family.
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Baptism for your infant child, please contact the Parish Office (815-589-3542) when the child is born.