Our Catholic faith is a lifelong journey. With each sacrament, from Baptism to Anointing, we receive God’s blessing and grow closer to the heart of Christ. Follow the links below to learn more about our offerings.
"Baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ: 'Therefore . . . we are members one of another.'(Eph 4:25) Baptism incorporates us into the Church. From the baptismal fonts is born the one People of God of the New Covenant, which transcends all the natural or human limits of nations, cultures, races, and sexes: 'For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.'(1 Cor 12:13)" ~Catechism of the Catholic Church - 1267
It has been the tradition of the Church to celebrate Baptisms on Sunday. Baptism is the first of the Initiation Sacraments of the Church and has the most symbols associated with it (name, cross, white garment, candle, chrism, water, Litany of the Saints, Word of God, Creed, etc.). The Church has encouraged us to celebrate the sacrament with a community rather than celebrate it privately. Thus we schedule Baptisms on the weekend after Mass.
To schedule a Baptism, contact the parish office at 941-921-6631. Before Baptism, each family must attend a Baptism class.
Must have at least one practicing Catholic - male or female. No more than two godparents - one male, one female. Non-Catholic participant/mentor that is part of the baptismal ceremony will be noted as a witness in the baptismal records.
Baptisms will not be performed on or during:
- Easter Sunday
- Divine Mercy Sunday
First Reconciliation/First Eucharist and Confirmation:
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