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Baptism

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 and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.'” – Catechism, 1213.

 Preparing for baptism is exciting!  Since apostolic times, Christians have baptized Adults,

Children, and Babies (Acts 11:13-14, 16:15, 33). 

Baptism of Children

In the Catholic Church, we refer to any child before the “age of reason” as an “infant” (6 years old or younger).  If you would like to schedule a baptism for an infant please contact: Kim Sauer at 970-686-5084  x 104.
 
Please allow at least 2 months to complete the Baptismal preparation.  We encourage you to start this process during your pregnancy.  Godparents will need to go through the same preparation process as well.
  • Classes to attend
  • Paperwork needed
  • Parent involvement/information
  • Godparent involvement/information

 

Godparents must be 16 years old and have received Catholic Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation

Must be 
practicing Catholics;  
non-Catholics can be “Christian Witnesses” but NOT Godparents.  If married,, it must be in accord with Catholic law.
 

Please try to pick someone who will help you mentor your child in the Catholic faith, not just “Uncle Larry” because he is your brother.

Baptism for Adults

Millions of adults are baptized into the Catholic faith every year.

We have an entire ministry to help answer their questions about becoming Catholic.  It’s call RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).  This is a welcoming environment where you can meet with others who are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church.

Please contact Andrew Logan for more information at

Andrew@ourladyofthevalley.net

970-686-5084  x 106