Baptism is the foundation of the entire Christian life, and is the gateway to all of the other sacraments. Those who are baptized are freed from sin and become adopted sons and daughters of God, members of the Church, and sharers in Her mission. (CCC 1213)
Parents seeking the sacrament of Baptism for their children are encouraged to contact the parish to begin preparation as early as possible; even while they are still expecting. Baptism Preparation sessions are offered throughout the year. The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on scheduled weekends throughout the year,
To begin the baptismal preparation process, please fill out the form HERE, or contact Kimberly Chapman at [email protected] of 757 851 8800.
For adults, or children over the age of seven, seeking the sacrament of Baptism, please see our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) page.