Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Matthew 3:5The sacrament of baptism is the most ancient and important of the Church’s sacraments of initiation. Through the administration of this sacrament, a person is initiated into the life of Christ and comes to know themselves as God’s beloved child, created in His image and likeness and called to enter fully into Christ’s ministry in the world as priest, prophet and king. As The Catechism teaches:Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian Life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through baptism, we are freed from sin as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission… (1213)Our Lady Queen of the World Parish welcomes inquiries by persons interested in being baptized or having their children baptized in our faith community. The following are some guidelines for baptism as well as an outline of the process that we follow.
Persons interested in baptism for themselves or their child should contact one of the parish priests for a time of meeting and discernment as to their intentions and readiness to enter into this sacrament of initiation.