St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

Baptism

Parents are expected to participate in a preparation program before infant Baptism, preferably during pregnancy.  Baptisms are usually celebrated after the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday or the 10:30 Mass on Sunday. 

Adults and children older than 7 years old wishing to be baptized should call the parish office for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Please contact the Parish office 937-557-1711, x105 to schedule a Baptism.

 

Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 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."5

4 Cf. Council of Florence: DS 1314: vitae spiritualis ianua.
5 Roman Catechism II, 2, 5; Cf. Council of Florence: DS 1314;  CIC, cann. 204 # 1;  849; CCEO, can. 675 # 1.