Baptism at St. John Vianney

Baptisms are celebrated every Sunday at 1:15 pm.
Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements in advance.

Baptism Preparation Class for Parents

→ New or expectant parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation class before their child is baptized.

→ Baptism Preparation Class for new parents is held in person, usually held in the chapel immediately following the 12:15 pm Mass, and no reservations are needed.

Baptism Preparation class provides specific instructions on the Sacrament of Baptism these are reviewed by the presiding staff member, as well as the history and value of baptism. At each Baptism Class “current” parents share how they bring faith into their family life. Their focus is to provide practical tips, advice and know-how on the day to day realities of raising young children as Catholic Christians. Daily prayer, religious items in the home, communication within marriage, living out the faith beyond Sunday Mass, spending quality time with their children, showing them unconditional love and being good examples are topics that are covered.

Upcoming Baptism Classes

February 4
April 7
June 2

Why be Baptized?

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua) , and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.’”
Catechism of the Catholic Church