Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. It is the sacrament that frees a person from original sin and makes that person a member of Christ and His Church. One must be baptized before sharing in any of the other sacraments.

In Baptism, Jesus shares his divine life with these children, and they become heirs to the Kingdom of God. This is an awesome responsibility and privilege given by God to the parents of the children being baptized. A community of family, friends, and priest/deacon gather to welcome these newest members of our church.  In the Rite of Baptism, parents make a commitment to God and to their child to raise them in the Catholic faith.  Amen!  

Infants can be baptized soon after birth and anytime thereafter.

Join us in celebrating the Sacrament!

We celebrate the sacrament of Baptism usually once a month. The process will involve:

  •        Completing a baptism registration form and forwarding it to the Parish Office.
  •       The parents and child(ren) meeting with the priest/deacon at a mutually convenient time to get to know each other, to review the baptism process, and to answer any questions.
  •       Parents and Godparents of the child to be baptized will attend a baptismal rehearsal. This rehearsal usually takes place the Friday evening before the date of the baptism (7:00 p.m. in the Church).     
  •      Friends and family members are most welcome to attend the baptism. Please note that the baptism is a ceremony, not a Mass.       

To schedule a baptism, or for more information, please contact Liz Newton in the Parish Office at (978) 692-6353, ext. 110 or  CLICK HERE  to email Liz.




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The Godparents role is to assist the parents in their raising of their children in the Catholic faith. Parents, in choosing God parents for their children, should require that the Godparents chosen be practicing the Catholic faith.  At least one Godparent is required and must have received all of the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.  The second Godparent must be of the opposite gender, and if not Catholic, may be a baptized Christian witness.  Godparents must be age 16 or older.

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