"Holy Baptism 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. 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 in the word." Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213
Congratulations! We are excited about celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism for your child. Please see the following steps to have your child baptized at St. Henry:
1. If this is your first child to be baptized, you must be registered members of St. Henry and also attend a Baptismal Preparation Class. If this is not your first child but it has been over 3 years since attending a baptism class you must attend a class again. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish on a quarterly basis in February, May, August & November in the St Henry Education Bldg. Any questions regarding baptism will be addressed at this class. Please contact the parish office for dates of the classes.
2. Godparents are encouraged to attend the class with the parents. If Godparents are not members of St. Henry they are required to provide qualification documentation from their current pastor.
3. You must be a registered member of St. Henry and have attended the required Baptismal Preparation Class before scheduling a baptism. To schedule the Baptism in English please email Deacon Barry at the parish office. To schedule a baptism in Spanish please call the parish office as well.
Baptism for Children and Youth 3rd Grade and older - Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
Baptism for Adults - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)