Baptism

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Please click on the links below for more information on Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.

The sacrament of baptism ushers us into the divine life, cleanses us from sin, and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation for the sacramental life.

Baptismal Symbols

  • Water – The waters of baptism recall Jesus’ own baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan river. Water is a symbol of cleansing and renewal as we begin a new life in Christ. We are washed clean of sin.
  • Oil – At baptism we are anointed into the life of Christ as “priest, prophet and king.” A cross is traced on the candidate’s forehead as a reminder that we are heirs to the Kingdom of God.
  • Light – The baptismal candle is lit from the Paschal or Easter candle that stands in the church as a sign of Christ’s light in the world. At baptism, we receive the light of Christ and are called forth to share this light with the world.
  • White garment – The white garment that is placed upon us at baptism is a symbol of Christ’s victory over death and his glorious resurrection. 

 

Baptism Preparation Guide

Registration
Form

Godparent
Form

Christian Witness
Form

Proxy
Form

Letter of Good
Standing Form

Baptism Date
Request Form

Baptism
Class Dates