Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is one's entrance into the life of Jesus Christ as a Christian in the Catholic Church.  Baptism is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation.  The others are Holy Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation.

If you are a parent for the first time, the Diocese of Cleveland requires your participation at a Pre-Baptismal Class in preparation for your child's Baptism.  Information on the meaning of Baptism, the responsibilities of Christian parents, the qualifications for godparents, and an explanation of the ritual will be discussed.  Contact our parish office at 330-483-3808 to register for a class.  For your convenience, attendance at a Pre-Baptismal Class at another Catholic parish is acceptable.  Once you have completed the class and receive your certificate of participation contact our parish office for an available Baptismal date for your child.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Sundays at 11:30 AM following the Sunday Mass.  Occasionally a family requests a Baptism during a Sunday Mass which can be arranged.   To schedule a Baptism or to obtain more information, please call the parish office at 330-483-3808.  Please be ready to provide a possible Baptismal date or two, name/birthdate of your child, name and parish of the qualified godparent(s).