Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God. We become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church, and made sharers in the Church’s mission. Through the waters of Baptism, sin is forgiven and the new Christian, having died with Christ, rises to new and everlasting life.
Baptism of Adults
Since the beginning of the Church, adults have been welcomed into the church through baptism after a period of instruction, prayer, and reflection. For more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, click here.
Baptism of Infants
The practice of infant baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. Born in the midst of a sinful world and affected by original sin, children are born anew through baptism, are freed from the power of darkness, and are welcomed into the community of the church.
The Sacrament of Baptism for infants is celebrated on selected Sundays throughout the year. Several infants are baptized at each celebration, which begin at 1:00 PM in the main church.
Parents are required to attend a preparation session prior to the baptism of their child.
To register, contact Joanne Cunneen at 212-288-3588 x632.
Communal Baptisms will be held on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM (exception: 1st Sunday in June).