Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
Please contact the office for more information and to book a date and time for baptism’s
Please pick up a Baptismal Registration Package from the office, or you may download the Registration Package here. Once completely filled out, please physically submit the Form to the Parish Office as soon as possible, along with all the documents required.
Parents and Godparents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Session. Please let the church office know which date you plan to attend the preparation and which baptism date you prefer.
Baptism is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church; frequently called the “first sacrament” as it is the gateway to the rest of the sacraments.
Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of the mystical body of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word. (CCC: 1213)”
In the Western or Latin Church, baptism is usually conferred by an authorized minister by pouring water three times on the recipient’s head, while reciting the baptismal formula: “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (cf. Matthew 28:19).
Being reborn a child of God means that we have now entered a special relationship with Him. This is a relationship that must be cared for and nurtured. At baptism parents take on the responsibility passing on the faith to their children, of teaching them how to worship, and integrating them into the parish community. With this in mind, then, it is important that those desiring to baptize their children attend Mass every Sunday.