Faithfully serving Catholics in Cedar Rapids, IA since 1858
Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments. It is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ. (Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), 1279)
To schedule a baptism, contact the parish office for a date. Participation in the Baptismal Program is required. Parents must be registered parishioners and practicing Catholics.
Godparents (one man, one woman) must be in “good standing” with the Catholic Church and have no impediments to the reception of Holy Communion.