This Sacrament of Baptism is one of the three sacraments of initiation and it dates back to the apostolic times. Infants are baptized because through the Sacrament they are freed of Original Sin and welcomed into the community of the Church!
Many people are involved in the process of handing on the faith and the teachings of the church -- parents, godparents, grandparents, and family -- your own and th efaith community of St. Frances de Chantal. The best gift that parents can give their children is a life in the church (Uniteedd States Catholic Catechism for Adults.)
The community of St. Frances de Chantal welcomes all those seeking the Sacrament of Baptism! To begin the process for infants or children under seven years old, please download the At Home Baptism Preparation packet, or call Deacon Joe at 516-785-2333 X217.