Holy Baptism

Baptism is how all Christians are initiated into the Mission and Life of the Church, becoming a member of the Body of Christ. Through Baptism we share in Christ’s death and in his resurrection from the dead. Holy Baptism informs us about ourmonkimage.php Covenant with God. Baptism is meant to be a public act in which the congregation welcomes the newly baptized into the community as all present make or re-affirm the vows of the Baptismal Covenant.

Normally, Baptism is administered Sunday morning during the Holy Eucharist. The clergy will meet with the parents and godparents in advance to discuss both the ceremony and the great significance of Baptism.

The church sets aside certain days as especially appropriate for Holy Baptism: Easter, Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. However, Baptism is not limited to those days. If you would like more information about baptisms at St. John’s, please contact the parish office or the clergy.  You may also fill out the Online Application for Baptism.