We welcome you to St. Catherine of Siena Parish Pre-Baptismal program. The Lord has blessed you and our Parish Community with a beautiful gift – your child – the visible sign of your love for each other. You have played a very important part in God’s plan of creation, and with Him have given life to a new member of His family. What more beautiful way can we welcome your child into God’s family than through the Sacrament of Baptism.
Throughout the history of our Church, preparation for Baptism has extended from no reparation at all to years of instruction for Catechumens. The Second Vatican Council separated the Rite of Baptism into two different rites; one for adults and one for children. Consequently, the Rite for Children calls for preparation on the part of the parent for the Baptism of their child
Through the Pre-Baptism Program here at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, we hope to deepen your understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism and make you ever more aware of the importance this sacrament plays in your life as a family of God. We also will begin to form a basic Christian community with one another and develop a sense of celebration about your child’s Baptism.
As parents, we prepare long and well for the arrival of our baby. Now, we need to prepare ourselves to help our children for the life they will lead as a child of God – the lifetime commitment of a Catholic Christian. We look forward to sharing with you in this important and joyful time of preparation.