Children are unique and precious gifts for whom parents and guardians provide bodily nutrition, intellectual stimulus, emotional development and social guidance. Children are much more! They are made in God ís image and likeness; they are made to know, love, and serve God and to be happy with him for all eternity.
A parent’s responsibility for a child’s spiritual formation is of utmost importance. That responsibility begins with the sacrament of Baptism, which removes original sin and incorporates the child into the community of the Body of Christ. Baptism also puts a child on a path to life-long spiritual formation and relationship with Christ and his Church.
Seek the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.”
Baptism opens the door to a new life. Provide this great blessing for your child by contacting the parish office (321-725-3066) for a parent preparation session. If the child is seven years of age or older, there will also be a referral to Theresa.
And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him.” (Acts 2:38-39)
“Baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus” means “baptized into
Christ”; that is, baptize in the manner Christ commanded by using water and invoking the name of the Trinity:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)