Baptism

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Christian Church. It is usually the first Sacrament received and considered the “door” of the Church. Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration by water in the Word. Christ was Baptized in the Jordan and declared the necessity of this “rebirth” to Nicodemus and sent His Apostles and disciples to preach and baptize.

Parents seeking Baptism for their child are asked to attend a Pre-Baptismal session. Sessions in English are usually held on a Saturday at 3:00 PM in the Parish Library. Sessions in Spanish usually held on a Sunday at 2:30 PM in Room A.  Please schedule a Session by contacting Sister Teresa Walsh at (256)353-2667 x 107 or teresawalsh@annunlord.com.

Adults seeking Baptism must attend the Christian Initiation of Adults sessions. These weekly classes typically begin in September and conclude with the Easter Vigil Mass in which adults are received into the Catholic Faith. Adult Baptism is celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass. Adults seeking Baptism, please see the Christian Initiation of Adults page for more information.

Special circumstances may exist that require an immediate baptism and may be requested by calling the church office and asking for a priest. Please contact the Parish Office for more information (256) 353-2667 or parish@annunlord.com.