BAPTISM

The Sacrament of Baptism is the foundation of Christian life. Baptism becomes entrance to the life in the Spirit and access to the other Sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from Original Sin, become heirs to the Kingdom of God, are incorporated into the Church, and become sharers in the Mission of the Church.

 

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Baptisms of infants and young children are celebrated in a group setting beginning right after the 12:15 pm Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of each month except during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Baptisms will be scheduled only by calling the Parish Office.

Prior to scheduling the Baptism, all first time parents are required to attend a Jordan Conference instructional session. This session is held at 7:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month and takes about one hour to complete. In this session, parents will learn about the Catholic Theology of Baptism and the Catholic Baptism Rite.  Parents can complete the Jordan Conference Registration Form and then email it to the parish office at  mlongo@stbrigidofkildare.org or by calling at 614-761-3734. Parents are expected to obtain a Godparent form and have the Godparent complete the sponsor form prior to scheduling the Baptism. To download the sponsor form, click here.

All parents that have previously attended our Jordan Conference and are seeking Baptism for their child should first call the parish office to obtain instructions. Parents will be expected to obtain a Godparent form and have the Godparent complete the sponsor form prior to scheduling the Baptism.

Older Children Baptism

For children over the age of seven and young adults, baptism generally takes place after a period of Christian formation. For more information about enrolling your child or young adult in our religious education programs, please contact the Parish Office at 614-761-3734.

Adult Baptism

Adult baptism follows the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults commonly known as RCIA provides sessions over several months to inquire about and receive information about Catholic life. In a community environment, the inquirer is given opportunities to learn the doctrine, history, traditions, faith life and the moral and social positions of the Roman Catholic Church. Generally, the person who seeks baptism is brought into full membership in the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. For more information about adult baptism, please contact the Parish Office at 614-761-3734 and ask for information on the RCIA process.